NYPD Union Sues City Over De Blasio’s Vax Mandate

The New York Daily News reports:

The NYPD’s largest union sued the city Monday, asking a judge to block Mayor de Blasio’s COVID vaccine mandate from taking effect this week.The lawsuit, filed in Staten Island Supreme Court by the Police Benevolent Association, argued that the NYPD’s “vax or test” program, which requires unvaccinated officers to get tested weekly, was enough to protect against the spread COVID-19.

De Blasio scrapped that plan last week in favor of a mandate that applies to all 160,000 municipal workers. “The city has provided no explanation, much less a rational one, for the need to violate the autonomy and privacy of NYPD police officers in such a severe manner, on the threat of termination,” wrote PBA lawyers in the lawsuit. Previous legal challenges to a vaccine mandate brought by city Education Department staff have flopped in court.

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