Police union plans to sue over mayor’s vaccine mandate


After Mayor Bill de Blasio tested his vaccine mandate out on teachers, many city workers wondered: Which agency is next? The answer is all of them, and now the Police Benevolent Association, New York City’s largest police union, is planning to sue Mayor Bill de Blasio for extending the vaccine mandate to all city agencies including police and fire departments. 

“Now that the city has moved to unilaterally impose a mandate, we will proceed with legal action to protect our members’ rights,” said PBA President Patrick J. Lynch in Oct. 20 statement. He called de Blasio’s vaccine rollout “haphazard,” and says the PBA treats the COVID-19 preventative shots as a personal decision.