Live Boston reports a vice president of the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association has resigned and other members are trying to recall the rest of the union's leadership over the way it quietly negotiated a Covid-19 vaccination agreement with the city, unlike the unions representing firefighters and police superior officers and detectives, which have gone to court and out on the street in protest over the upcoming vaccination mandate.
In particular, angry members are angry that union President Larry Calderone negotiated a deal that only gives members two days off for getting a shot, time they have to take the time by the end of 2022. One officer even accused him of letting "his personal feelings for our Mayor" get ahead of the best interests of members.
Firefighters say if they don't get something in exchange for required Covid-19 shots they will take to the streets - but promise not to stand outside the mayor's house screaming about Hitler, 1/16/22.
In written decision, judge agrees with unions that city's unilateral imposition of vaccine mandate was unfair, but still gives city right to start it on public-health grounds, 1/15/22.
In new vaccine-mandate beef, firefighters union accuses police union head of being the lowest of the low, yes, anti-union; police union says, guys, wait, it's all a misunderstanding, 1/13/22.