Hi there,

This month Democracy Now! is celebrating 28 years on the air. Since our very first broadcast in 1996, Democracy Now! has been committed to bringing you the stories, voices and perspectives you won't hear anywhere else. In these times of war, climate chaos and elections, our reporting has never been more important. Can you donate $10 to keep us going strong? Today a generous donor will DOUBLE your donation, making it twice as valuable. Democracy Now! doesn't accept advertising income, corporate underwriting or government funding. That means we rely on you to make our work possible—and every dollar counts. Please make your gift now. Thank you so much.
-Amy Goodman

Non-commercial news needs your support.

We rely on contributions from you, our viewers and listeners to do our work. If you visit us daily or weekly or even just once a month, now is a great time to make your monthly contribution.

Please do your part today.

Donate

Elmhurst Doctors on Strike in Queens, Demand Parity with Manhattan Counterparts

HeadlineMay 24, 2023

More than 160 doctors at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens are on a five-day strike, citing unequal pay with their counterparts. First-year residents at Elmhurst earn nearly $7,000 less than first-year residents at Mount Sinai Hospital on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. It’s the first strike by doctors in New York City since 1990. Councilmember Jen Gutiérrez, herself born at Elmhurst Hospital, spoke about the issues faced by Elmhurst physicians during a recent council meeting.

Councilmember Jen Gutiérrez: “My argument about Elmhurst Hospital, it’s an H+H hospital serving a majority-immigrant community. Chair Narcisse worked at Elmhurst Hospital” —

Dr. Mitchell Katz: “Yes, she did.”

Councilmember Jen Gutiérrez: — “serving immigrants. And Elmhurst Hospital has a very unique program in that the majority of the residents are international.”

Dr. Mitchell Katz: “Yes.”

Councilmember Jen Gutiérrez: “So, what I am trying to uplift is the blatant connection of serving immigrant communities by immigrant physicians and the level of care that they’re receiving to do their job. And we really need to ring the alarm around equity.”

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation
Top