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Local 420 Head Blasts Absence-Note Policy As H+H Intimidation

Posted 4/16/20

A new policy requiring city hospital workers who call in sick to provide a doctor’s note was deemed a “disgrace” by the leader of the union representing Nurses Aides, Patient Care Associates and other front-line staff, who said, "You're not going to win this fight by threatening people."

NYC Health + Hospitals, which has been overwhelmed by COVID-19 cases, issued a memo April 10 mandating that workers requesting sick leave provide either a doctor’s note or a positive coronavirus test result within five days.

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