New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio says 9,000 city employees fired for being unvaccinated

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New York City - May 26 2014: New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio speaking at the annual Memorial Day Remembrance ceremonies in Riverside Park

NEW YORK CITY, NY – New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio has announced that 9,000 city workers have been terminated for non-compliance with the city’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate. On top of that, more than a dozen New York City firehouses were shut down on Monday after being understaffed and unable to respond to calls due to the worker shortage created by De Blasio’s terminations.

“We have approximately 9,000 city employees on leave without pay,” De Blasio said.