APR 14, 2021
People gather to receive vaccines at the COVID-19 mass vaccination site at Chicago State University on April 7 [Colin Boyle/Block Club]
Aldermen swiftly and unanimously advanced a proposal by Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Tuesday designed to prevent workers from having to choose whether to keep their jobs or get a COVID-19 vaccine.
In addition to making it illegal for employers to punish workers who get shots during work hours, the ordinance (02021-1219) that cleared the City Council’s Committee on Workforce Development includes a handful of late revisions designed to sharpen the measure’s teeth.
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