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Chicago firefighters ordered to comply with vaccine mandate

Dec. 16, 2021 17:36 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — An arbitrator has ruled that several unions representing Chicago firefighters and other city employees must follow Mayor Lori Lightfoot's COVID-19 vaccination policy. The ruling means that the union employees will lose pay if they do not receive a first shot by Dec....

Chicago drops police union lawsuit over vaccine mandate

Dec. 01, 2021 22:09 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago dropped its lawsuit Wednesday against the police union in its fight over city employee COVID-19 vaccine orders, saying the complaint became unnecessary as more officers complied. The move follows a judge's ruling last month to suspend...

Union: Interior seeks to fire officers who shot motorist

Nov. 24, 2021 11:39 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two U.S. Park Police officers recently cleared of criminal charges in the fatal shooting of an unarmed motorist in northern Virginia have been informed that the Interior Department is seeking to fire them, union officials said Tuesday. Leaders of the...

Judge rules for city in lawsuit over no-knock warrants

Nov. 23, 2021 11:18 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A judge has ruled against a police union in a lawsuit that sought to stop a ban on no-knock warrants in Kentucky’s second-largest city. A Fayette County judge agreed on Friday to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the local police union, the Lexington...

Controversial Chicago police union president retires as cop

Nov. 16, 2021 13:02 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The head of Chicago's largest police union officially submitted his paperwork to retire from the police department on Tuesday, after saying he would rather leave the force than go through with a disciplinary hearing that he called a “farce." John...

Baltimore, police union reach agreement on contract

Oct. 29, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore’s police union members have voted to accept a new three-year contract that would raise new officers’ pay to boost recruitment. Starting salaries for new officers would increase from $55,000 to $60,000 a year under this contract, making...

Judge: No order barring union from discussing vaccine order

Oct. 25, 2021 21:25 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An order barring the president of the police union from making public statements encouraging members to disobey the city’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate expired after a judge on Monday denied a request to extend it. Earlier this month, Cook County Judge...