Live Boston reports members of the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association voted 847-26 to reject a "memorandum of agreement" with the city over the vaccine mandate scheduled to go into effect next week.
Meanwhile, unions representing firefighters and police superior officers and detectives held a press conference at Florian Hall in Dorchester to announce they were appealing a Suffolk Superior Court judge's ruling that the city could go ahead with the mandate for now.
After filing their appeal today with the Massachusetts Appeals Court, their lawyers will have to refile their documents tomorrow they weren't formatted properly - their filing didn't include an appendix with relevant rulings from the Suffolk case, let alone a table of contents for that.
The Globe reports minority teachers would make up a high percentage of the teachers who would be put on unpaid leave when the mandate goes into effect.
The Globe quoted one teacher who cited every single possible reason to oppose getting a shot: She's worried about the effect of shots on her fertility, she had Covid-19, she objects to the way some vaccination development may have involved testing with cell lines derived from aborted fetuses decades ago and she doesn't trust Big Pharma.