Raising Standards

Raising Standards

As CIR members, we collectively bargain or negotiate with our employers over concerns that are most pressing to us.
The CIR contract is a legally binding document between the hospital and housestaff that provides language ensuring fair wages,
benefits, and working conditions. Once a contract is settled, we have several tools at our disposal to build on that foundation and ensure
that our union remains vibrant, that the contract is followed, and that housestaff voices are heard.

What Does a CIR Contract Mean to You?

Negotiations are very different from hospital meetings you may have attended before. The collective bargaining is a give and take process and compromise is the name of the game. In the end, we must reach a settlement that is mutually acceptable to both the union and the hospital administration. CIR helps us to have the power to negotiate strong contracts and allows us to stand together to ensure we have respect and dignity at work.

-Dr. Jessica Edwards President, CIR

Contact Us

National Office:
10-27 46th Avenue, Suite 300-2
Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone: (212) 356-8100
Email: info@cirseiu.org

Regional Offices

Benefits Office

Phone: (212) 356-8180
Email: benefits@cirseiu.org

Our Union

The Committee of Interns and Residents/SEIU Healthcare is the oldest and largest housestaff union in the country, representing more than 16,000 interns, residents, and fellows in California, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, and Washington, D.C.

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