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Sun Oct 31, 2021, 10:44 PM

CPD union threats

CPD union head John Cantanzara* threatened repeatedly that police would walk en masse leaving the city unprotected if vaccine mandates were enforced. He gave the unvaxxed police instructions through the media to seek other employment such as driving Uber if they were dismissed. (The POS media even went to small town police departments in places like Wisconsin to have them say on camera that they wouldn’t help if Chicago police were dismissed even though Chicago asked no other areas for help.)

Lightfoot and the administration have subsequently selectively dismissed individual violators randomly--making timing unpredictable and, most importantly, taking the fuel out of the union’s fire to walk en masse. Cantanzara’s recent response was to say that all the violators should be dismissed at once. The pronouncement just made him look powerless since the union cannot determine how management manages and it highlights the union’s inability to direct the workforce.

So kudos to Lightfoot for turning the union’s threats and bravado around into embarrassment.


* - The local media seems to shove a mic in this guy’s face every chance they get. He seems to get more press than the mayor. Why union people support Magats is baffling.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Sun Oct 31, 2021, 10:57 PM

1. Seems like unequal enforcement of HR policies would be found to be illegal under labor laws

"Lightfoot and the administration have subsequently selectively dismissed individual violators randomly"

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Response to MichMan (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 31, 2021, 11:01 PM

2. No doubt that's probable but meantime it is what it is.

It took the union off their game so now they must regroup.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Sun Oct 31, 2021, 11:06 PM

3. You know how they can fix that and shut up big mouth Union Chief...

stop doing the payroll deduction for dues. Its due in the 10th of every month, hold back dues collection on suspended or furloughed cops.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Tue Nov 16, 2021, 07:22 PM

4. UPDATE: He was under investigation and fled retiring today

Now says he’s going to run for mayor.


“Police Union Leader John Catanzara to Retire From CPD, Run For Mayor of Chicago”

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/police-union-leader-john-catanzara-to-retire-from-cpd-run-for-mayor-of-chicago/2685230/%3famp

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