[Ed. – This could be the first labor strike that is not over pay.]
A pair of flyers making the rounds among NYPD officers are encouraging them to call out sick July 4. …
“Cops that say we can’t strike because of the Taylor Law,” the message reads, referencing a law that makes public worker stoppages punishable with fines and jail time. “The people and this city doesn’t [sic] honor us why honor them [sic].”
“Police officers … took an oath to protect strangers regardless of race, class or gender,” the message reads. “Today we are vilified and must stand as one.”
PBA president Patrick Lynch said the “blue flu” has been a joke for generations, but “the situation we are in right now is no joke” and NYC cops “have reached the breaking point.”
“Over the past few weeks, we have been attacked in the streets, demonized in the media and denigrated by practically every politician in this city,” Lynch said.