University at Buffalo Resident Doctors, Fellows Begin Voting in Union Campaign

Buffalo, NY — More than 30 resident doctors and fellows at the University at Buffalo gathered on a recent Friday evening at Big Ditch Brewing Co. in Buffalo… they spoke about an effort more than a year in the making – a union campaign that fits into a nationwide movement to revamp the conditions, culture and compensation that physicians-in-training have long encountered.

Just hours earlier, resident doctors and fellows began receiving their ballots for a mail-in election, overseen by the National Labor Relations Board, that will conclude May 10.

All told, about 800 interns (first-year residents), resident doctors and fellows are eligible to vote in the election, with results scheduled to be announced May 12. They are seeking to organize with the Union of American Physicians & Dentists, as first reported by The Buffalo News about two months ago.