Workers in New York protested against the vaccine mandate posed by the municipal council on Friday. The council set the deadline for vaccination on Friday, after which unvaccinated workers risked losing their jobs.
Workers assembled in New York to protest the mandate. According to the policy, all the workers should get the two jabs of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The workers who were at the risk of losing their jobs included police officers, teachers, and firefighters. Mayor eric Adams stated clearly that the New Yorkers need to comply with the policy.
“Living in a city as complex as this, there must be rules. We must follow them. The rule is to get vaccinated if you’re a city employee. You have to follow that,” he said.
According to data collected, about four thousand workers did not comply with the worker’s vaccine mandate before the end of January.
Various workers unions in New York pushed to dismiss the mandate and the mass firings. Unfortunately, the judge presiding over the case did not rule in their favor. He ruled in favor of mass firings for the workers who failed to comply with the mandate.
One poster from the demonstration read, “freedom needs a booster,” while a different one read, “don’t step on my freedom.”
People expressed their opinions in tweets. However, most people were disappointed with the consequences of failure to comply.
“Mandates, dictates are not laws proposed and discussed and debated openly and voted upon by the people affected by the law. Mandates and dictates are done by tyrants, dictators, and those who are afraid of losing their power.”
Workers believe that it is their right to accept or decline being vaccinated. Being compelled to get the covid-19 vaccine is the intrusion of people’s privacy. It is not clear what will happen to those workers who are yet to be vaccinated.