PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh city employees who are not fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by Dec. 22 could be fired under a new mandate announced by the mayor. Mayor Bill Peduto said Monday, Nov. 1, that workers who remain unvaccinated by the deadline and who do not obtain a medical or religious exemption could face “employment actions,” including unpaid leave or termination.

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The mandate builds on an earlier vaccine requirement for new hires. It’s already facing pushback, with the head of the police union pledging legal action.