Boston Police Union And Wu Administration Planning Sit-Down On Vax Mandate

At city hall, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu announces a new COVID vaccine mandate for city workers that eliminates the option to test regularly, on Dec. 20, 2021. Photo: James Rojas/WBZ NewsRadio

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A major Boston Police union and the City of Boston will sit down next week to talk over Mayor Michelle Wu's changes to the city's employee vaccine mandate.

Wu announced that the mandate, which had previously allowed city workers to either be vaccinated or test for COVID regularly, would be eliminating the testing option starting in the new year. City workers must be fully vaccinated against COVID by February 15.

"We'll be engaging with each union to go through the impacts and talk through what this means," Wu said on Thursday.

Both the Boston Police Patrolman's Association and the Wu Administration confirmed to WBZ NewsRadio that the sit-down was happening.

Other unions have taken a more oppositional approach to the mandate change. Another police union, the Boston Police Superior Officers Federation, threatened the city with possible legal action over the change.

A group called "Boston First Responders United," made up of city union workers, said it is working on a legal challenge to Wu's mandate.

WBZ's Karyn Regal (@Karynregal) reports:

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