Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot: Police Union Trying To ‘Induce An Insurrection’ Over Vaccine Mandate

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Democratic Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city’s police union is trying to “induce an insurrection” over the COVID-19 vaccine mandate during a Monday press conference.

Fraternal Order of Police Chicago Lodge (FOP) President John Catanzara advised the city’s police officers Tuesday to refuse the city’s vaccine mandate that orders all city employees to either upload their vaccination status or sign up for semiweekly testing by Friday, ABC News reported.

Lightfoot and the FOP filed dueling injunction lawsuits against one another to a local court Thursday, the Courthouse News Service reported. The mayor said Monday that the police unions are “not authorized to strike” and have made efforts to “induce an insurrection.”

“We believe that the FOP leadership is trying to foment an illegal work stopping strike, pure and simple,” she said at the press conference. “We’ve laid that out in the materials, and we’re not having that. The contract is clear. It’s been known for a long time. The police unions are not authorized to strike. It’s in their collective bargaining agreement. It’s in state law.”

“What we’ve seen from the Fraternal Order of Police and particularly its leadership is a lot of misinformation, a lot of half true and frankly flat-out lies in order to induce an insurrection, and we’re not having that.”

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