NYC Teachers Union Demands City Hall Drop Mandatory Vaccination Policy For Teachers

With the start of the new school year less than two weeks away, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s push to make sure every teacher and school worker is vaccinated is hitting another snag. The city’s teacher’s unions are refusing to simply allow the mayor to fire the 15,000 or so teachers who have refused to be vaccinated for medical or religious reasons.

Teachers union chief Michael Mulgrew said Thursday that City Hall had vowed to remove all unvaccinated staffers from payroll without exception, including those with legitimate religious and medical objections, which Mulgrew said doesn’t make sense. Because of his opposition, negotiations with the city have gone “to a very bad place”.