2021 Sep 7, 9:59am
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As reported in the LA Times, two separate police and firefighters groups have come together to oppose vaccine mandates.‘Firefighters 4 Freedom’ issued a statement on its website noting “Our goal is to stop the mandated vaccinations for all City employees as well as the citizens of this great country. We want to bring education and truth to the people without being censored.”The statement further notes that the group believes in “the right to work, freewill, personal choice, medical freedoms, and consent without coercion, retaliation, threats, disciplinary action, or termination.”Firefighters 4 Freedom, a group of LA city firefighters and police officers, plans to sue the city over the new requirement that city employees be vaccinated. https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-09-03/la-firefighters-police-push-back-against-vaccine-mandate — Dakota Smith (@dakotacdsmith) September 4, 2021It continues, “This is not a vaccine versus non-vaccine issue, this is not a left verse right political issue. This is a human rights issue.”“We hope you stand with us, for we believe all members and citizens have the freedom of choice and natural rights. Your body, your choice. My body, my choice,” the statement concludes.Meanwhile, LAPD officers have joined the movement under the banner ‘Roll Call 4 Freedom’.LAPD Sgt. Veronica Saucedo stated that “We are supportive of individual rights, personal choice and for managing our own health.”The development comes in the wake of first responders in Oregon bringing a lawsuit against the state and the governor for imposing vaccine mandates.
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871 Firefighters File Intent to Sue Over LA City’s COVID-19 Vaccine MandateVACCINESMimi Nguyen Ly Oct 10, 2021Hundreds of firefighters in Los Angeles have filed a notice of intent to sue the city over its public employee vaccine mandate.The notice (pdf), filed on Oct. 7, said that the 871 firefighters is seeking $2.5 million each in damages.“The claims will be filed in Superior Court as an unlimited civil case pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure,” Kevin McBride, attorney for the firefighters, wrote in the notice.
With its deadline two days away, Chicago blinks, says unvaccinated public school teachers can keep workingAlex Berenson 53 min agoChicago has backed off an Oct. 15 deadline to ban teachers and other staffers from its schools if they are not vaccinated.They can get weekly tests instead, per the Chicago Public Schools CEO, Pedro Martinez.“With an impending COVID-19 vaccination deadline for employees, unvaccinated Chicago Public Schools teachers and staffers will be able to opt for weekly testing and continue working after this week…”SOURCE: https://news.wttw.com/2021/10/13/unvaccinated-chicago-teachers-can-keep-working-if-they-agree-weekly-covid-19-testing
They can get weekly tests instead, per the Chicago Public Schools CEO, Pedro Martinez.
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) extended its deadline on Monday for staff to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, allowing an additional month for workers to meet the state’s requirement.