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San Diego employees speak out against upcoming vaccine mandate

San Diego employees will voice their opposition at a convention subsequent Friday, Oct. 22.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — City of San Diego staff are getting ready to speak out against the upcoming vaccine mandate. 

From police to lifeguards, San Diego employees will voice their opposition at a convention subsequent Friday, Oct. 22. One huge concern is shedding tons of of regulation enforcement officers who might be fired if they do not get the vaccine.

Rachel Ashlee’s husband has been working in regulation enforcement for greater than 20 years. 

She says currently there was an added stressor surrounding the upcoming metropolis mandate which is requiring all metropolis employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by the top of the year or threat termination. 

“For what they do and how valuable they are and how much we need them they need to be given another alternative,” mentioned Ashlee.

A current survey by the San Diego Police Officers Association discovered 90% of all San Diego Police officers are against the mandate.

As of final month 500 San Diego Police officers have been nonetheless unvaccinated.

Ashlee, who used to work at a 911 dispatch, says she’s nervous in regards to the influence to the group if tons of of officers are let go.

“The worst call I would have is if I had someone who desperately needed help and I had no one to dispatch.”

In response to this concern, San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria despatched this assertion News 8:

“The city is still in the meet and confer process with its recognized employee organizations on how we will manage unvaccinated employees. we have a responsibility to protect our city employees and the public –particularly as city workers, including our police officers, regularly interact with the public.”

The metropolis has already prolonged the deadline for its employees to get vaccinated from November 2 to December 1.

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