The agreement recognizes overworked healthcare workers for their efforts during the Covid-19 pandemic, Hochula said in a statement. According to Mary Sullivan, president of the Civil Servants Association, because staff will be required to work overtime as more New Yorkers strive to meet vaccination requirements, higher compensation will help to gain recognition.
The Federation of Civil Servants, the Association of Civil Servants, and the United University Professions all represent healthcare professionals at SUNY hospitals, and since the start of the pandemic, all three unions have petitioned government officials for hazardous work benefits. Crain’s reported… However, United University Professions employees were not listed as eligible to participate in the pilot program.
A UUP spokeswoman declined to comment, citing ongoing discussions with the state.