Mount Sinai Resident Physicians at Morningside and West To Strike (7/13)


Mount Sinai Resident Physicians at Morningside and West Go Out on ULP Strike

Physicians Hold Press Conference From the Picket Line, Citing Mount Sinai’s Unfair Labor Practices  

New York, NY – The resident physicians and fellows employed by Mount Sinai at Morningside and West are the second group of doctors to go on a ULP strike within the past month. The 500 doctors say they feel they have no choice but to strike due to Mount Sinai’s bad-faith bargaining and unlawful interference with their right to engage in picketing. Represented by the Committee of Interns and Residents (CIRSEIU), the doctors are demanding that Mount Sinai bargain in good faith, and have also cited parity with non-union physicians as one of the key issues they want to address in negotiations. The strike comes just two weeks after the historic resident physician strike at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, who were also employees of Mount Sinai.

A major hospital that serves patients in Harlem, Morningside doctors say that Mount Sinai has had a history of re-branding the hospitals they take over without actually committing to the needs of their employees. “It’s important that our patients and the community understand that this strike is a last resort for us,” said Dr. Carla Calagua Bedaya, pathology. “For decades, resident doctors have avoided striking, but we have reached a point where enough is enough. We live in one of the most expensive cities in the world, have families, and we work 80-hour weeks–we deserve to be treated fairly.”

What: Resident doctors to hold press conference from picket line

Who: 500 Resident doctors employed by Mount Sinai Morningside and West

When: Tuesday, June 13, 10:30AM – 11:00AM

Where; Mount Sinai West 1000 10th ave.