San Jose Police Union Responds To City COVID-19 Mandate With Warning Against Stricter Rules

SAN JOSE — With COVID-19 vaccination rates going from sluggish to vastly improved among San Jose police officers — as some skepticism lingers about vaccine integrity — their union has written a proposal to limit the city’s vaccine and testing mandate, and head off potential firings resulting from noncompliance. A strong subtext of the proposal is the […]

Unions Warn Of ‘Mass Exodus’ Over City Of Seattle Vaccine Mandate

The city’s unsure of workers’ vaccination rate, but ‘attestations’ hint at relatively lower numbers among police officers. Shortly after Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan mandated COVID-19 vaccines for all city workers, the president of Seattle’s largest police union issued a warning. “I can tell you right now, we could potentially have a lot of officers that […]

Oklahoma City Requires Police Recruits to Get Vaccinated

The new city policy, which does not affect current police officers, was motivated in part because of the intensive and time-sensitive training they must go through. The City of Oklahoma City is requiring new recruits of both the police and fire departments be vaccinated, or be willing to be vaccinated, before they are allowed to […]