Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced that he would mandate all private employers in New York City to require their staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 27, just days before his term ends. The Mayor described the mandate as a “preemptive strike” against a potential winter spike in COVID-19 cases and the Omicron variant. Mayor-elect Adams, who will assume office on January 1, has not taken a clear position on the issue. The mandate will likely face legal challenges.
Mayor Announces Private Vaccination Mandate
December 15, 2021
New York City Grapples with Migrant Crisis
In response to the recent influx of asylum seekers and migrants in New York City, GNYHA released a statement on September 5 in support of Mayor Adams’ request that the Biden Administration 1) redesignate temporary protected status to new countries, which would allow immigrants from those places to work immediately, and 2) expedite work authorization...
September 18, 2023
Mayor Signs Health Care Pricing Bill
Mayor Eric Adams signed Introduction 844 on June 23. The new law will create a City office to examine hospital pricing, compliance with Federal price transparency rules, and community benefit work. GNYHA and 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East put forward amendments to Intro. 844 that materially improved the final bill. While the original version focused...
June 30, 2023
Mayor Says He Will Sign Amended Hospital Pricing Bill Into Law
Mayor Eric Adams announced this morning that he would sign a bill (Intro. 844-2022) creating a City office to scrutinize health care costs (including hospital pricing), compliance with Federal price transparency rules, and community benefit work. GNYHA and 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East put forward amendments to Intro. 844 that materially improved the final bill....
June 22, 2023