Unvaccinated municipal workers who lost their jobs due to vaccine mandates won a huge victory in New York on Tuesday.
The New York state Supreme Court ordered New York City to rehire unvaccinated workers with back pay on Tuesday.
A state judge ordered the city to rehire 16 sanitation workers who were terminated for refusing the COVID mRNA vaccines. The group will also receive compensation for their lost wages.
Judge Ralph J. Forzio’s ruling also affects firefighters, police officers, and other City workers who unfairly lost their jobs in 2021.
Judge Forzio called the City’s vaccine mandates “arbitrary and capricious” and he said the government violated the workers’ rights by firing them.
On Tuesday President Biden received his third or 4th COVID-19 vaccine booster — a month after insisting the pandemic was over.
“The pandemic is over,” Biden told “60 Minutes” in an interview that ran Sunday, Sept. 18.
On Tuesday, Oct. 25, reporters asked Biden if the pandemic was over or not.
“For most Americans, one COVID shot each year will be all they need,” Biden said.
“You’re going to get this protection once a year, like we do with the flu shot,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters.