For UB resident doctors, progress has been ‘creepingly slow’ in complex talks for first contract

More than 800 resident doctors and fellows at the University at Buffalo unionized earlier this year, hoping to improve the working conditions that physicians-in-training have long encountered.

But so far, the pace of negotiations has been “creepingly slow,” said Rob Boreanaz, a labor attorney and chief negotiator for the union.

It’s typical for newly formed unions to face long and difficult negotiations – often spanning more than a year – to reach a first contract.