"We believe that the FOP leadership is trying to foment an illegal workstop, and a strike - plain and simple... The contract is clear and has been known for a long time. The police union is not authorized to strike.""What we've seen from the FOP, in particular the leadership, is a lot of misinformation. A lot of half-truths and frankly flat-out lies, in order to induce an insurrection."
Last week, the head of the Chicago police officers union on Tuesday called on its members to refuse to comply with the city's COVID-19 vaccine mandate, which took effect on Friday.
"Do not fill out the portal information," Chicago Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara said in a video to officers posted on YouTube.
"I've made my status very clear as far as the vaccine, but I do not believe the city has the authority to mandate that to anybody—let alone that information about your medical history."