Dr. Barry Liebowitz, who's spent 33 years as president of Doctors Council SEIU, has announced he'll step down at the end of the year.
Liebowitz's term would have ended in June 2014, and the New York-based Doctors Council in November will conduct an election to select who will fill the remainder of that term. He became council president in 1980. Union officials say the Doctors Council is the oldest and larger union representing attending physicians and dentists. The union was founded in 1973. According to its Department of Labor 2013 filing, the union listed 2,964 dues-paying members. A union news release puts total membership at about 4,000. Members reside in around New York City, the Chicagoland area and in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.