Wow. Strange to see the dog-murdering police on the right side of anything these days. Should we be rooting for the police to win this battle? I guess that would be the right thing to do, but I just don’t like them. What can I say? If Lori Lightfoot succeeds in force innculating all Chi-town pigs, it would be pretty low on my list of things to potentially lose sleep over and give a shit about. Though, I am strictly against any forced medical experimentation, which is what this is.
Source: By. Ross Ibbetson | DailyMail.co.uk | 07:29 EDT 26 Aug 2021 , updated 09:56 EDT 26 Aug 2021
Chicago police say ‘Hell, no’: CPD vows court action against mayor Lori Lightfoot after she said vaccine would be mandated for ALL city employees
By. Ross Ibbetson
- Lightfoot said on Monday that vaccines ‘are absolutely going to be required’
- FDA granted Pfizer shot approval Monday – no longer an ’emergency’ medicine
- Pentagon ordered 800,000 active service members to get the shot
- Private firms like Delta Airlines and Goldman Sachs have followed suit
- By cop union boss John Catanzara said vaccine lacks any long term studies
- ‘To mandate anybody to get that vaccine, without that data as a baseline, amongst other issues, is a “hell, no” for us,’ Catanzara said
Chicago police have said ‘Hell, no’ to Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan to mandate vaccines for all city employees.
The Democrat told a press conference on Monday that shots ‘are absolutely going to be required’ hours after the FDA approved the Pfizer vaccine for over-16s – taking it beyond its emergency phase.
The ruling prompted the Pentagon to order all 800,000 active service members to get the shot, while private firms including Delta Airlines and Goldman Sachs also told their staff to get the vaccine.
Joe Biden has already signed an executive order requiring millions of federal staff to either get vaccinated or abide by a regular Covid testing scheme.
But cop union boss John Catanzara told Fox: ‘This vaccine has no studies for long-term side effects or consequences. None.
‘To mandate anybody to get that vaccine, without that data as a baseline, amongst other issues, is a “Hell, no” for us.
‘We are 100% against mandated vaccines for our members,’ he added.
Chicago’s Mayor ensures city “absolutely” will have vaccine mandates (VIDEO)
LIVE Mayor Lori Lightfoot told a press conference on Monday that shots ‘are absolutely going to be required’ hours after the FDA approved the Pfizer vaccine for over-16s – taking it beyond its emergency phase (file photo) Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7 President John Catanzara walks out of the Leighton Criminal Courthouse earlier this month
Lightfoot’s negotiations with several unions remain ongoing and there has not yet been an indication of when a requirement for the city’s 33,000 employees will come into effect.
At a press conference on Monday, she said: ‘We’re working through those discussions which have been ongoing now for a couple weeks with our colleagues in organized labor that represent city employees.’
‘But we absolutely have to have a vaccine mandate,’ she added.
‘It’s for the safety of all involved, particularly members of the public who are interacting with city employees on a daily basis. It’s important for colleagues to also feel like they have a workplace that’s safe.
‘So a vaccine mandate from the city will come, and we’ll make specific announcements in the coming days.’
Catanzara has clashed with Lightfoot in the past, including after the January 6 riot at the Capitol when she labelled the cop ‘delusional’ for saying he sympathised with the MAGA mob.
However, he is not alone in fighting her on the mask mandates.
‘It ain’t just our guys. It’s the sergeants, lieutenants and captains. This is a united front. … It’s no longer John Catanzara’s big mouth, like they like to spin it all the time,’ Catanzara told the Chicago Sun Times on Wednesday.
‘This has literally lit a bomb underneath the membership. … And what are they gonna do when four or five thousand coppers say, “Screw you. I’m staying home. You’re not making me get this f—ing vaccination. Don’t pay me. That’s fine. We’ll see you in court.”
‘You’re not gonna pay me. You’re gonna make me stay home. But you’re gonna have thousands of coppers willing to stay home, not getting paid to not get a vaccine and then, what are you gonna do for manpower on the streets?’ he said.
The uproar comes as the highly-infectious Delta variant continues to sweep across the United States, with more than 170,000 new cases and 1,470 new deaths recorded across the country on August 25.
The Pfizer vaccine was granted final approval by the FDA on Monday after receiving Emergency Use Authorization in December.
Moderna has also applied for full approval of its vaccine, and Johnson & Johnson has said it hopes to do so later this year.
Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday Americans can expect many more vaccine mandates now that a jab is fully authorized.
‘You’re gonna see a lot more [vaccine] mandates because there will be institutions and organizations which previously were reluctant to require vaccinations, which will now feel much more empowered to do that,’ Fauci said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.
‘That could be organizations, businesses, colleges, universities. We’re even seeing it with the military already.’
President Biden, in a speech on Monday, urged companies to now start requiring vaccines.
‘As I mentioned before, I’ve imposed vaccination requirements that will reach millions of Americans,’ he said.
Biden signed an executive order requiring federal employees and contractors to either get vaccinated or adhere to a regular Covid testing scheme.
‘Today I’m calling on more companies … in the private sector to step up with vaccine requirements that will reach millions more people.
‘If you’re a business leader, a nonprofit leader, state or local leader, who has been waiting for FDA approval to require vaccinations, I call on you now to do that, require it.’
PENTAGON ANNOUNCES MANDATORY VACCINATIONS (VIDEO)
Companies across the country impose vaccine mandates for workers – and even visitors
AT&T – Only managers must be vaccinated
Amtrak – All employees must be vaccinated by Nov. 1 and new employees must show proof of vaccination starting Oct. 4. Employees could be granted medical or religious exemptions and will instead undergo weekly Covid-19 testing
Ascension Health – All employees must be vaccinated by Nov. 12, including those working remotely
Centene Corporation – All employees must provide proof of vaccination or undergo regular Covid-19 testing and wear masks at all times in the office
Chevron – Expatriate employees, workers traveling internationally, and employees on U.S.-flagged ships must be vaccinated. Offshore workers in the Gulf of Mexico must be vaccinated by Nov. 1
Cisco – All office workers must be vaccinated
Citigroup – All employees working in major cities must be vaccinated
CNN – All employees must be vaccinated and three have already been fired for violating the policy
CVS – Pharmacists must be vaccinated by Nov. 30 and corporate workers must be vaccinated by Oct. 31, with exemptions for medical and religious reasons
Deloitte – All employees must be vaccinated by Oct. 11
Delta Air Lines – All employees must be vaccinated or pay an additional $200 per month for their company-sponsored healthcare plan
DoorDash – All corporate employees working in person must be vaccinated
Envision Healthcare – All employees must be vaccinated by Nov. 1 with medical and religious exemptions
Equinox – New York City employees and members must be vaccinated beginning in September
Facebook – All US office workers must be vaccinated
Ford – All employees who travel for international business must be vaccinated
Frontier Airlines – All employees must be vaccinated by Oct. 1 or undergo weekly Covid-19 testing
Gilead Sciences – All U.S. employees and contractors must be vaccine by Oct. 1 with exemptions for medical and religious reasons
Goldman Sachs – All office staff and visitors must be vaccinated and will be subjected to regular Covid-19 testing starting September 7, with no exemptions
Google – All office workers must be vaccinated
Hawaii Airlines – All employees must be vaccinated by Nov. 1, but could apply for medical or religious exemptions and instead undergo regular Covid-19 testing
Hess – Employees who work in the Gulf of Mexico must be vaccinated by Nov. 1
Johnson and Johnson – All U.S. employees must be vaccinated by Oct. 4 with exemptions for medical or religious reason
Lyft – All office workers must be vaccinated
McDonald’s – All U.S. employees, excluding those at corporate or franchise restaurants, must be vaccinated by Oct. 11
MGM Resorts – Salaried office employees must be vaccinated by Oct. 15 and new office employees must be vaccinated starting Aug. 30. Las Vegas employees must undergo regular Covid-19 testing
Microsoft – All office workers and guests must be vaccinated by Oct. 4
Moderna – All US employees must be vaccinated by October
Morgan Stanley – All employees must be vaccinated by Oct. 1
Netflix – Anyone working in or visiting the company’s offices must be vaccinated
Northwestern Mutual – All office workers must be vaccinated with exemptions for medical or religious reason
Norwegian Cruise Line – All crew and passengers must be vaccinated at least two weeks before boarding
Pfizer – All U.S. employees and contractors must be vaccinated or undergo weekly Covid-19 testing
Politico – All employees must be vaccinated
Saks Fifth Avenue – All office employees must be vaccinated
Salesforce – All office workers must be vaccinated
The New York Times – All office workers must be vaccinated
The Washington Post – All employees must be vaccinated by Sept. 13
TJX – Only Home and Regional Office Associates must be vaccinated by Nov. 1 with medical and religious exemptions
Twitter – All office workers in San Francisco and New York must be vaccinated
Tyson Foods – All U.S. employees must be vaccinated by Oct. 1 and other staffers by Nov. 1 with medical and religious exemptions
Uber – All office workers must be vaccinated
United Airlines – All U.S. employees must be vaccinated by Oct. 25 with medical and religious exemptions
UPS – All headquarters and office building employees must be vaccinated by Oct. 1
Walgreens – All workers in support offices must be vaccinated by Sept. 30 or undergo weekly Covid-19 testing
Walmart – All staff at its headquarters and managers traveling within the U.S. must be vaccinated by Oct. 4, with medical and religious exemptions
Walt Disney parks – All on-site salaried and non-union employees must be vaccinated. Union employees have until Oct. 22 with medical and religious exemptions