Doctors demand equal pay to their non-union resident colleagues at Mount Sinai Hospital on the Upper East Side. The CIR also filed allegations of unfair labor practices against the health system, alleging that Sinai negotiated in bad faith.
The last negotiation session of the people with the health system took place on Thursday, May 18, but the parties still failed to reach an agreement.
According to documents on Mount Sinai’s website, residents and the health system have met 14 times in the past 10 months, and the hospital has proposed including a major inpatient allowance, six weeks of paid leave , an expanded medical education grant and language creation for risk pay.
The documents say that at the May 18 bargaining session, Sinai offered a 7% wage increase for Elmhurst residents effective November 2022, a 6% increase in December 2023, and a 5% increase in January. 2025 with a total increase of 19% over three years.
“The final offer placed on the table last night represents an unprecedented level of funding included in the employment contract supporting H+H operations,” the document reads. “The union is responsible for the outcome of these negotiations because this salary proposal is equal to or higher than that accepted by CIR at other New York hospitals.”
The doctors’ decision to strike comes just days after other residents at Queens hospital avoided striking by reaching a temporary agreement with their employer, MediSys Health, and after a series of related activities. among the inhabitants of the city. According to Lucia Lee, Sinai representative, Sinai’s offer is comparable to or higher than that offered to residents of Jamaica and Flushing hospitals.
by Crain Contacted H+H/Elmhurst for comment.
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This story first appeared in Crain’s New York Business.