Elizabeth, N.J., takes action to end 'sickout'
Mayor Thomas G. Dunn has declared an emergency in Elizabeth in an attempt to force dissident police staging a "sickout" back on the job. The entire day shift of the police department called in sick Wednesday, the second day of a "blue-flu epidemic."Skip to next paragraph
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Mayor Dunn also said the city was going to court Wednesday to seek an injunction against the job action, which began with the swing shift Tuesday.