The New York Times reports:
Since lifting the private employer vaccine requirement for professional athletes and performers based in New York City on Thursday, Mayor Eric Adams has drawn the ire of city employees, their unions and others who still must adhere to the mandate or lose their jobs.
The Police Benevolent Association, the largest police union in the city, is one of several unions that have criticized the mayor’s decision. In a statement on Thursday, Patrick J. Lynch, president of the union, said the exemption is a double standard.
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