The FDNY said its vaccination rate for firefighters has climbed to 75% as of around 5 p.m. on Sunday. The overall vaccination rate for the department is 80%.
More than 1,000 FDNY members have applied for religious exemptions and will be able to continue on the job with weekly COVID testing in place as their respective Equal Employment Opportunity offices review the claims, a spokesperson told News 4 Friday.
The Los Angeles City Council voted to enact a city-wide vaccination mandate, requiring all city workers to be vaccinated or file medical or religious exemptions by December 18. The deadline was extended to December 18 after a plan was approved by City Council Tuesday.
According to Escobar, 74% of LAFD members are vaccinated, including him, but if it does not change to 100% by the December 18 deadline, the department could lose 800 to 900 firefighters. He said though he is vaccinated, he believes it is morally and ethically wrong to base employment on vaccinations.
he entire crowd booed Mayor Lori Lightfoot at an annual fundraiser.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot was drowned out by boos during a union fundraiser over the weekend.
The Democratic mayor got an unwelcome reception at an annual fundraiser Sunday for Plumbers Union Local 130, the first union that endorsed her 2019 runoff election, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
As CBS 2’s Marie Saavedra reported, there has been a lot of attention on the fight by the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police over the city’s vaccine mandate. But the city is facing another lawsuit – brought by firefighters and workers with the Chicago Department of Water Management.
Leaders of unions representing firefighters and police officers have said the city could put more than one-third of their members on unpaid leave when enforcement of the vaccine mandate takes effect on Monday.
A new joint effort by NATO members, the European Union, Australia, New Zealand and Japan will call out and confront the threat posed by Chinese state-sponsored cyberattacks.
The nations will share intelligence on cyberthreats and collaborate on network defenses and security, said a senior Biden administration official.
The group will publicly blame China’s Ministry of State Security for a massive cyberattack on Microsoft Exchange email servers earlier this year.
The President said sources of COVID disinformation like Facebook are “killing people” as the virus continues to spread more between unvaccinated people.
An aide for the former vice president attempted to wrap the interview after the question.
„Thank you so much,“ the aide said. „That’s really our time. I apologize.“
„You can’t do that to black media,“ Charlamagne responded.
„I do that to white media and black media, because my wife has to go on at 6 o’clock,“ Biden said. „Uh oh, I’m in trouble.“