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New York City Mayor Eric Adams has terminated over 1,400 government workers who refused to get the COVID vaccine as of Monday, including 36 NYPD personnel, 25 Fire Department workers, and 914 Department of Education staffers.
The New York City Housing Authority lost 101 workers who refused to get the jab and 40 Sanitation Department workers were also terminated, according to an agency chart provided by the city.
The mandated deadline was Friday and the number refusing to submit proof of at least one shot has dropped significantly according to City Hall officials. At one point, more than 4,000 employees were set to be fired over noncompliance with the order, according to the New York Post.
Following the extortive deadline, 40 percent of veteran employees, almost 1,000 of them, provided evidence of getting at least one shot in order to hold onto their jobs.
“City workers served on the frontlines during the pandemic, and by getting vaccinated, they are, once again, showing how they are willing to do the right thing to protect themselves and all New Yorkers,” the mayor declared in a statement.
“Our goal was always to vaccinate, not terminate, and city workers stepped up and met the goal placed before them. Out of all the new city employees who received notices two weeks ago, only two who worked last week are no longer employed by the city,” Adams continued. “I’m grateful to all the city workers who continue to serve New Yorkers and ‘Get Stuff Done’ for the greatest city in the world.”
Eric Adams is FIRING 4000 NYC municipal workers that do not want to take the COVID vaccine and he is deflecting by taking about Rap music. What a POS.
— Mythinformed MKE (@MythinformedMKE) February 13, 2022
A number of union leaders bluntly stated that one worker getting fired over the vaccine mandate was one too many.
“Workers should not get fired. There are a lot of people who don’t believe in putting this stuff in their bodies,” asserted Harry Nespoli, who is the president of the Uniformed Sanitationmen’s Association, and head of the Municipal Labor Council.
Veteran math teacher Cassey McFadden slammed Adams, stating, “My message is, in terms of the vaccine, one size doesn’t fit all.”
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) February 14, 2022
“To be honest with you,” she commented on “Fox & Friends First,” on Monday, “I think the city of New York is not moving in a very wise direction and they’re treading on really some deep waters because it deals with people’s civil liberties.”
Taking away choice is why “the people are rising up,” McFadden continued. “but it’s not going to be good for the country.”
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The terminations were the first round of firings and there could be many more that take place.
Another 13,044 city workers have filed for medical or religious accommodations or exemptions from the vaccination requirement and their fate is in question. The Supreme Court has rejected a New York City teachers’ request for exemption.
Approximately 70 percent or 4,919 requests for exemptions were denied and 2,118 were approved. Workers can file an appeal if they are denied.
Nearly 5,000 police officers and 500 firefighters are among those who have sought exemptions from the vaccine for religious or medical reasons.
Former Mayor Bill de Blasio originally implemented the mandate, but Adams kept it in place when he took office.
There are nearly 400,000 people who work for city government agencies in New York City. A federal judge gave the city the go-ahead on Friday to fire those who are not vaccinated.
Many New Yorkers think that Adams has his priorities screwed up and is harming the city:
Crime is up in America’s largest city but the mayor is worried about who is vaccinated and who is not come on man!!!
— Robert Clee (@clee_robert) February 15, 2022
This was always a bad idea; but now, as countries and US states drop vaccine mandates…this looks ESPECIALLY dumb.
— FilmScoreLove (@ScoreAndOST) February 15, 2022
This is how you create a worker shortage.
— Damon A. Salvadore (@DamonSalvadore1) February 15, 2022
That should help things run smoothly. 🙄
— Michael T. Maloney (@mtmjr77) February 15, 2022
How is this different from the pro-choice philosophy of “my body, my rules” especially when the “vaccine” didn’t prevent the last variant from spreading like wild fire? Deplorable that Adams would continue anything deBozo started.
— Jason DeRosa (@JasonDeRosa6) February 15, 2022
Yeah, great idea voting for this guy. In office for just over a month and I bet most of NYC is thinking “what the hell did we do?“
— Joseph “The Demon “Albanese (@DemonEvilMuscle) February 15, 2022
Adams must be NYC's smug, plant-centered Trudeau wannabe.
— Zel (@OneAndOnlyZel) February 15, 2022
So they were ok to work the past year but today they are not??? Science and common sense prevail 🤣
— PJ Louis (@PJLouis) February 15, 2022
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