Our Work

Through collective bargaining, we’ve implemented systems that improve patient care and residency training.

Raising Standards

Through our union, we have a powerful voice in the fight to improve our healthcare system. Our status as union members allows us to truly partner with our hospital to solve
problems we see in our hospital every day.

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Resident Well-Being

When we have the ability to ensure our wellness on the job, we’re able to provide better care to our patients. Everyday, we create real solutions to the challenge of physician burnout and develop winning strategies for implementing #realwellbeing for physicians.

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Family Health Challenge

Every person has a right to health. Through FHC, we work in partnership with the community to make it easier for children and their families to make healthier decisions. Initiated in Bronx, New York, FHC is an eight-week community-based obesity prevention program for children ages 7-11. CIR leaders teach weekly lessons to children at various public schools/community centers throughout New York City.

Every day we treat patients whose health has been compromised by a system that costs too much and leaves too many behind. We believe that a commitment to health justice requires us to be advocates both inside and outside of the hospital.

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Patient Care Funds

Our patients deserve to be treated with dignity and respect, regardless of where they were born, where they live or how much money they make. Our Patient Care Funds allow us to offer the best training and technology so that our hospitals can provide high-quality care.

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Building Political Power (COPE)

Through our Committee on Political Education we fight for legislation that protects resident physicians and fellows, partner with elected officials who are committed to health equity, and endorse candidates who are committed to resident well-being and patient safety.

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The Union Difference: Know Your Rights

As the largest and fastest-growing union representing interns, residents and fellows, our union is a powerful support system and a voice that advocates for better benefits, resources and community, and patient advocacy. When we come together, we win!