Looking at Possible Appeal
by Michael Kane
The injunction we sought in federal court to stop the covid vaccine mandate for NYC teachers was denied by Judge Valerie Caproni today. We are now watching very closely the case of health care workers to be heard in the 2nd circuit court this Thursday October 14th. If they are successful, it is highly likely we will appeal KANE vs. DE BLASIO to the 2nd circuit court.
Today a separate group of health care workers were granted an injunction in upstate New York giving them the right to file for religious exemptions to vaccination. This is a good sign. Stay tuned to http://www.teachersforchoice.org for updates and more info.
One important point – The judge today implied that we may not have standing to sue in federal court; that we may have to file an article 75 complaint with our union. Our attorneys maintain this is not true and, in fact, also maintain that the NYC DOE has admitted we do have standing to sue in federal court. Constitutional rights cannot be negotiate or arbitrated away. Everyone in the court today acknowledged that none of us have waived our rights.
However anyone that does sign the waiver that is currently on SOLAS will be waiving their rights to sue over the vaccine mandate and the loss of your job because of it. Think long and hard before you “click and sign” on SOLAS.