The Chicago police union is just days away from the city’s deadline for a vaccine mandate, but many may not comply.
According to FOX 32 Chicago, Fraternal Order of Police: Chicago Lodge No. 7 President John Catanzara is telling members to not put their vaccination status into the city’s portal, which is part of the city’s mandate.
The union will file a temporary restraining order Wednesday.
“I’ve made my status very clear as far as the vaccine. But I do not believe the city has the authority to mandate that to anybody, let alone that information about your medical history and change the terms of employment, so to speak, on the fly and you have to comply,” Catanzara said.
After Dec. 31, Lightfoot has said that city workers need to be fully vaccinated unless they have received an approved religious or medical exemption.