New York City Police Union Files Lawsuit Over COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate - Statement
NEW YORK (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 26th October, 2021) The New York City Police Benevolent Association (PBA), the largest police department union in the city, filed a lawsuit against Mayor Bill de Blasio's novel coronavirus vaccine mandate, the organization's president Patrick Lynch said in a letter to colleagues.
"This morning, the PBA filed our lawsuit in Staten Island state Supreme Court seeking to overturn the vaccine mandate announced last week," Lynch said on Monday.
De Blasio announced on Wednesday that the city's police officers, firefighters and other municipal workers need to get at least one vaccine dose by November 1 or be placed on unpaid leave. As an incentive to get vaccinated, employees will receive an extra $500 in their paycheck if they get their first shot at a city-run vaccination site, according to the city.