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NYC Mayor to Furlough 500 Staff, Including Self, for Week (2)

Sept. 16, 2020, 6:15 PM

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered five days of furlough for about 500 members of his City Hall staff, including himself.

Employees can take the unpaid leave any time during a six-month period beginning in October, de Blasio said Wednesday at a press briefing. The policy will affect everyone from administrative assistants to the mayor’s top aides, including the office of his wife, Chirlane McCray, that is working on the mayor’s mental health initiative. De Blasio said he would work without pay during his time off.

Bill de Blasio
Photographer: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

The mayor had projected a $9 billion revenue shortfall through the...

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