Union Representing Chicago Firefighters And Paramedics Is Opposed To Vaccine Mandate

The union that represents Chicago firefighters and paramedics has voiced its opposition to Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s vaccine mandate. “I’m 100 percent opposed to the mandate; it should be a personal decision,” Chicago Firefighters Union Local 2 President Jim Tracy told the Sun-Times on Monday. Last week Lightfoot announced that all city workers must be fully […]

Clifton Awaits Decision On Police Contract As Cops Keep Quitting Force

CLIFTON — Hopes that a new police contract would stem the exodus of young police officers have been dashed by a myriad of legal complications and bad luck.  In the past month alone, two officers have left the force for heftier paychecks. With their departures, a total of six officers have left in 2021, officials […]

Norwich Police, Firefighters Press City Leaders To Reverse Policy On COVID-19 Time Off

Norwich — The city police union on Monday joined a firefighters’ complaint about a city policy that requires them to use sick, vacation or personal time when dealing with COVID-19 they likely contracted on the job. Michael Podzaline, president of the Norwich Fire Fighters Local 892, again criticized the city for failing to support paid firefighters during the pandemic. Podzaline spoke […]