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In A Letter To New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East President George Gresham ‘Demands Worker Fixes’ & The ‘Hiring Of More Guards’ At The City’s Jails - Including Rikers Island

Published Wednesday, September 29, 2021
by Conor Skelding/The New York Post
In A Letter To New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East President George Gresham ‘Demands Worker Fixes’ & The ‘Hiring Of More Guards’ At The City’s Jails - Including Rikers Island

(NEW YORK CITY) - George Gresham, who serves as President of 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) United Healthcare Workers East, is demanding safety fixes for hundreds of doctors, nurses and other health care workers assigned to the city’s jails.

The head of a powerful City Union says staffing shortages and violent threats have made it “increasingly difficult” for Medical Staff in those jails.

“Workplace violence is unacceptable and we demand corrective measures be taken immediately,” Gresham wrote in a letter he recently sent to Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Gresham also wants more Jail Guards throughout Rikers Island, including in clinics, in addition to an investigation into how contraband makes its way to inmates, and for authorities to break up housing-unit jail gangs.

The mayor’s office didn’t immediately return a request for comment.

To Directly Access This Labor News Report, Go To: https://nypost.com/2021/09/25/union-boss-demands-rikers-worker-fixes-in-letter-to-mayor/

And For More, Read: Jail Violence ‘At A Peak’ At Health Facilities Inside Rikers Island: NYSNA & SEIU Rallies To Call Attention ‘For The Need To Provide Health, Safety & Patient Care’ At www.wnylabortoday.com/news/2021/08/16/new-york-city-labor-news/jail-violence-at-a-peak-at-health-facilities-inside-rikers-island-nysna-seiu-rallies-to-call-attention-for-the-need-to-provide-health-safety-patient-care/

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