The boss of a powerful city union demanded safety fixes for hundreds of doctors, nurses and other health care workers assigned to the city’s jails.
Staffing shortages and violent threats have made it “increasingly difficult” for medical staff in jails, said George Gresham, president of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East.
“Workplace violence is unacceptable, and we demand corrective measures be taken immediately,” he wrote Mayor Bill de Blasio in a letter Saturday.
The mayor’s office didn’t immediately return a request for comment.
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