John Catanzara, the head of the Chicago Police Union, advised officers NOT to comply with the city’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination and reporting requirements.
Catanzara told his fellow officers to openly challenge Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s vaccination deadline.
The Chicago Tribune reported:
The Chicago Police Union chief has advised officers not to comply with the city’s COVID-19 vaccine reporting requirement and said members should be prepared to be sent home without pay rather than to submit to the firing warrant for city workers.
With the city workers’ vaccine status deadline set on Friday, Fraternal Order of Police Local 7 president John Catanzara also said in a video released Tuesday that the union had grieved the the city and planned to take legal action to fight the warrant.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot, when asked about his comments at an independent press conference on Wednesday, said: “He is threatening legal action. I say bring it.
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For Chicago public schools, employees who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Friday’s deadline will still be able to work Monday, but they will have to undergo weekly testing at their schools, the district CEO said on Wednesday.
John Catanzara has announced that he will move to unpaid status tonight after the deadline.
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