In a letter issued Friday to officers, FOP President Mike Mancuso explained the organization was working to delay the policy until the city came to a bargaining agreement. Until that time, the union urged officers not to reveal their vaccination status.  Mancuso’s letter read in part:


It is understandable that our members have questions about a policy with so little information being provided by the city. Until the city responds to our right to bargain these issues, or the courts intervene, I suggest you do nothing in regard to revealing your vaccination status as it is outlined in the city’s policy. Obviously, this is an individual choice on how each of you handles this situation. Whatever choice you make FOP3 and I will be there to support you in your decision.


Mancuso said firefighters were also concerned about the policy and how it would be implemented. “How is weekly testing going to work?  It’s supposed to be on duty.  If you have multiple people working on a fire engine how do they all get tested while they’re working ’cause it sounds like it might be at different times?” 




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