In a last ditch effort, NYC teachers petitioned the highest court in the land to protect their medical freedom of choice.
But the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the case.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor refused to suspend Mayor De Blasio’s unconstitutional COVID-19 injection mandate for NYC Department of Education (DOE) employees.
Friday 10/1 was the final day of employment for those unwilling to subject themselves to this Big Pharma experiment.
That puts thousands of DOE employees out of a job come Monday morning.
Justice Sotomayor denies appeal from teachers to block NYC's COVID-19 vaccine mandate https://t.co/bofEh9Sel3
— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 3, 2021
Monday is going to be a telling day for NYC public schools.
To replace fired teachers, the DOE must hire upwards of 3,700 substitutes.
🚨Nearly 3,700 NYC substitute teachers needed ahead of COVID vaccine deadline👇 https://t.co/vdkMaGSV90
— ❤️🇺🇸Anne🇺🇸❤️ (@USA_Anne711) October 4, 2021
And the DOE could potentially face thousands of angry former employees protesting at their doorstep
In solidarity of up to 30,000 NYC school staff losing their jobs Monday and with the people of Australia suffering under lockdown, we are meeting Monday at the Brooklyn DOE at 65 Court Street and marching 5 miles ultimately taking us to the Australian Consulate at 4 PM. pic.twitter.com/C6M8nPGSty
— Chris Masterjohn (@ChrisMasterjohn) October 1, 2021
The number of unvaccinated DOE employees dwindled to around 15,000 by the deadline.
Thousands gave into the pressure of losing their job without unemployment benefits.
Reuters discussed Sotomayor’s refusal to hear the case:
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Friday refused to block New York City’s requirement that its public school teachers and employees be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Sotomayor denied a challenge by four teachers and teaching assistants who sought to halt enforcement of the vaccine mandate while their lawsuit challenging the policy continues in lower courts. Public school system workers were ordered to be vaccinated by 5 p.m. EDT (2100 GMT) on Friday or face being placed on unpaid leave until September 2022.
Some governments and private employers have embraced vaccine mandates to guard against the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace as they try to return to some degree of normalcy after coronavirus pandemic-related disruptions that began last year. Such mandates have become a flash point in the United States, with opponents including those in New York City saying their constitutional rights are being violated.
New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio, a Democrat, announced on Aug. 23 that all 148,000 staff in the largest U.S. school district would be required to submit proof of at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. After a lower court temporarily blocked the measure – an order since lifted – the deadline was pushed to Oct. 1.
The New York Post detailed the logistics of replacing fired teachers:
The city Department of Education is looking to plug nearly 3,700 openings for substitute teachers as the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for public school staffers goes into effect Monday, The Post has learned.
The 3,659 vacancies amount to an average of about two subs per each of the system’s roughly 1,800 schools — though the needs at some schools, including in Brooklyn and Queens, are far greater, according to an email sent Saturday and obtained by The Post.
The starting dates for the fill-in gigs range from Monday to May 2022, though the bulk of the roles begin in October, according to the email sent to the pool of public school substitute teachers.
As an “additional financial incentive,” the DOE is offering subs an extra $50 per day for working at least 10 days between Sept. 20 and Nov. 24, the email says.
The DOE is also looking to cover an additional 3,020 spots for paraprofessional substitute teachers — aides that work with special education and disabled students.
The call for subs was blasted out two days before all DOE employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to enter school buildings.
The roughly 15,000 DOE employees who refused to get the jab by last week’s deadline — including about 5,500 teachers — have the choice of taking a year of unpaid leave with health insurance or leaving the DOE with severance.
In order to fill the gaps, the DOE has vowed that it has at the ready 9,000 vaccinated substitutes, 5,000 substitute paraprofessionals and “qualified” central staff.
Through this chaotic shuffling of teachers around the five boroughs, kids will suffer the most.
NYC will lose thousands of qualified teachers for standing up for their medical freedom of choice.
And not even the U.S. Supreme Court will recognize bodily autonomy to refuse a medical experiment that doesn’t stop transmission of the virus.
Other cities around the United States will likely attempt to enforce COVID-19 injection mandates after this denial from the Supreme Court.