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Did he think no one would remember?
… on June 19 of last year, [Bill de Blasio] made a solemn vow.
“Starting next year, Juneteenth will be an official city holiday and official New York City schools holiday,” Mr. de Blasio said.
He said that every city employee and every student would have “an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of our history.”
It was a momentous-seeming announcement for the largest city in the country and the nation’s biggest school system, and headlines followed.
But one year later, even as President Biden is poised to make Juneteenth a national holiday for federal employees, Mr. de Blasio’s efforts have yet to yield their promised result. On Tuesday, just days before Juneteenth, municipal employees learned that they would not actually be getting an extra paid day off to commemorate the holiday this year.
Rather, city workers will need to use their pre-existing paid time off — an unused vacation day, for example — to celebrate the holiday, according to three city officials and a union official briefed on the matter.