Aldermen Vote Down Effort To Repeal Mayor Lori Lightfoot's Vaccine Mandate For City Workers; 'You Can't Serve And Protect If You Don't Protect Yourself First''“If you really want to talk about public safety, and you want people to be safe, then have our officers get vaccinated. Not that hard,” said Ald. Andre Vasquez (40th).
Judge To Rule By Monday On Chicago Police Union's Push To Stop Mayor Lori Lightfoot's COVID-19 Vaccine MandateRound one of the COVID-19 vaccine mandate showdown between Chicago’s Fraternal Order of Police and the city is days away from ending.
Chicago Police Union President Urges Aldermen To Repeal Mayor's Vaccine Mandate For City Workers, Judge Denies Request To Extend Gag Order“I’m going to challenge every alderman, in case you didn’t hear it, and I’m going to make it loud and clear: that ordinance that Alderman Tabares put forth puts control back in your hands,” Chicago Fraternal Order of Police president John Catanzara said.
Dozens Of Chicago Firefighters, Water Department Workers Sue To Block City's Vaccine MandateThe lawsuit, filed in federal court on Thursday by attorney Jonathan Lubin, seeks to prevent the city from requiring workers to disclose their vaccination status or be disciplined for not being vaccinated.
City Hall, Police Union Return To Court As Fight Over Vaccine Mandate Drags OnThe Chicago Fraternal Order of Police is asking a judge assigned to the case to recuse herself over a past professional relationship with the mayor.
More Than A Third Of CPD Staff Missed Vaccine Reporting Deadline; City Could Begin Placing Employees On 'No Pay' Status TodayFriday night was the deadline for all city workers to inform the city of their vaccination status, or face the prospect of being placed on “no pay” status.
Chicago Police Union President Estimates More Than 3,000 Officers Defying City's Vaccine Reporting MandateThe Chicago Fraternal Order of Police has said the city's vaccine mandate is a change to employment policies that must be negotiated with the union.
Judge Bars Chicago Police Union President John Catanzara From Encouraging Officers To Defy City's Vaccine MandateThe standoff between Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police over the city's vaccine mandate is now in the hands of the courts, after both sides filed lawsuits against each other on Friday.
Chicagoans Worry Vaccine Mandate Standoff Between City Hall And FOP Will Leave Them Less Safe; 'It's Like This Big Macho Thing'“I think they want to make it about them, It ain't about, really, the people. It's like this big macho thing between both parties,” Shulonda Stamps said.
Lightfoot Not Backing Down From Vaccine Reporting Deadline For City Workers, Despite Police Union Threatening DefianceThe stare-down between the mayor and the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police is fueling concerns that Chicagoans’ safety might be put at risk.
FOP President Predicts 50% Of CPD Officers Will Stay Home If Mayor Lightfoot Doesn't Back Down From Vaccine Mandate“If you want to send officers home, and risk the safety and security of the citizens of this city, then so be it. It’s not us, it’s you. Our officers want to work,” FOP President John Catanzara said.