Queens lawmakers rally with workers fired over vaccine mandate at City Hall

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Days after Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that riders on public transport are no longer required to wear masks in New York, former city workers gathered at City Hall in the hope that Mayor Eric Adams would drop the vaccine mandate for municipal workers.

New York City fired 1,430 workers who failed to comply with the city’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate in February of this year. Of the over 1,000 fired workers, about 64% worked for the city’s education department.

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