Philly’s Firefighters Union Wants Unvaccinated Members To Get 8 Hours Of Overtime Pay For COVID Tests

The Philadelphia firefighters’ union recently encouraged its hundreds of unvaccinated members to file for eight hours of overtime pay each time they are required to complete weekly at-home COVID-19 tests before going to work, according to a union memo obtained by The Inquirer.

The Fire Department last week rejected overtime requests for at-home testing submitted by members of the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 22, union president Mike Bresnan said. But the union is pursuing a labor grievance over the issue, he said.

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