The beleaguered New York City housing authority vaccinated just 65 percent of its staff as Mayor Bill de Blasio’s tenure kicked off — and the leadership of the largest labor union got a microcosm of plans to hire nearly 300 aggregators, The Post has learned.
Hizzoner’s mandate begins on the back of a backlog of maintenance work and predictions that temperatures are expected to dip into the 40s next week, which means NYCHA’s old and noisy heating systems must be up and running.
“Unless the mayor steps back on mandate and gives people time to go to the doctor, there will be a crisis,” said Greg Floyd, head of the agency’s largest labor union, Teamsters Local 237.
He said the one thing NYCHA President Greg Ross had told him was that the agency would “consolidate” its land while maintaining operations across the Big Apple’s 285 public housing projects, which cover all five boroughs.
Floyd added that he did not get more details and called on Mayor Bill de Blasio to extend the deadline for the mandate – which came and went at 5 p.m. Friday.
The agency declined to provide details of its plans when asked by The Post on Thursday, opting instead to make a public statement only that it would “adjust operations accordingly as we have done throughout the pandemic.”
The spokeswoman did not respond when the newspaper pressed again for more details on Friday.