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The downsizing is part of a sustainability plan

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BROOKLYN - More than 200 jobs are on the line at SUNY Downstate, but workers aren't accepting pink slips without a fight.

Employees rallied in front of the East Flatbush Hospital against the expected layoffs later this month. The downsizing is part of a sustainability plan to keep the struggling hospital system operating.

Patients and community members joined workers to call on the state to not let another person go, and to stop any plans to eventually privatize the hospital.

The layoff plan comes as two other Brooklyn hospitals, Long Island College Hospital, which is part of SUNY, and Interfaith Medical Center, sit on the brink of closure.
 

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