NYC to Fire 3,000 Unvaccinated Workers

Photo of someone receiving a vaccine. Photo from Pixabay.

New York City is preparing to fire 3,000 city employees on Friday.

The Hill reports:

The city put a deadline of Feb. 11 for workers to get vaccinated or face termination, with Mayor Eric Adams (D) ready to enforce the mandate, CBS New York reported.

The notice has already been mailed to city employees, who were mandated under former Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) to get the vaccine.

Mayor Eric Adams offered no empathy for the workers when he noted the employees have already been on unpaid leave.

“We have to be very clear — people must be vaccinated if they are New York City employees. Everyone understood that,” Adams said.

“We don’t want to terminate anyone. We want people to be vaccinated and employed so that our economy continues to open.”

The employee’s termination comes shortly after Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the state’s indoor mask mandate was expiring.

On Monday, hundreds protested the mandate, saying there should be an option to do regular testing instead of getting the vaccine, according to the local outlet.


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