A longtime Yankee Stadium waitress filed a lawsuit in opposition to New York City Mayor Eric Adams Friday, searching for to overturn the vaccine exemption for professional athletes.
Per the New York Post, Virginia Alleyne has known as the vaccine exemption an “abuse of discretion.”
“For him [Adams] to allow millionaires to work and to punish the workers who are the lifeblood of this city is just horrendous,” Alleyne mentioned. “So many staff have misplaced their jobs, but he’s rewarding the millionaires as a result of he doesn’t need them coming after him.
We are being punished by a blatant and egregious double customary.”
Alleyne, 57, is a single mother who was positioned on unpaid depart from her job on the stadium’s high-end restaurant Legends Suite Club in September, after selecting to not get vaccinated. Alleyne informed the Post that she has remained unvaccinated for spiritual causes. She is just not searching for any misplaced wages.
And whereas Alleyne was not permitted to go to work the Yankees’ Opening Day matchup with Red Sox Friday, almost 50,000 followers, no matter vaccination standing, have been permitted to enter by way of the turnstiles. Chalk that one below “things that don’t make sense for $500.”
Adams, in the meantime, has taken quite a lot of warmth [and rightfully so] within the final couple of weeks since he created a vaccine exemption for performers and athletes within the metropolis. That meant that Nets guard Kyrie Irving was now allowed to play in residence video games on the Barclays heart and any unvaccinated Mets and Yankees gamers may play in residence video games at Citi Field and Yankee Stadium respectively.
While it’s nice to see athletes within the prime of their lives with COVID-19 at nearly no hurt again on the court docket/subject, it’s despicable that the hundreds of others are nonetheless restricted from making a dwelling. It’s nonsensical and admittedly, reeks of Adams staying on his excessive horse.
That continues to go away on a regular basis unvaccinated staff like Alleyne inside the private-sector, barred from going to work. Even after 17 years of working at Legends, she finds herself struggling to make a dwelling and handle her 15-year-old autistic son.
“I was literally begging for my job and I knew I am not going to be able to take care of my son,” Alleyne mentioned. “I’ve been struggling. I can barely make ends meet. Everybody else folded. Everyone chose to make money. I chose to starve because of the principle.”