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September 14, 2021

Freddi Goldstein
Tel. (973) 985-1458

Statement from Executive Director Henry Garrido on NYS Supreme Court action regarding the Mayor’s vaccine mandate for Department of Education employees

“We just learned the Supreme Court has issued a temporary restraining order effectively pausing the Mayor’s mandate that Department of Education employees get the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by September 27. This decision follows a similar decision regarding State healthcare workers made earlier today.

“While we do believe our members should get the vaccine, we do not believe it should be a condition of employment. Clearly, the courts agree. The fight is not over, but we are energized by this decision and ready to keep going on behalf of our members.”

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