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Biden vaccine mandates face first test with federal workers

 

November 9, 2021

Doug Mills, New York Times

President Joe Biden leaves the podium after speaking about the COVID-19 vaccine for children aged five to 11 at the White House in Washington, Nov. 3, 2021.

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden is pushing forward with a massive plan to require millions of private sector employees to get vaccinated by early next year. But first, he has to make sure workers in his own federal government get the shot.

About 4 million federal workers are to be vaccinated by Nov. 22 under the president's executive order. Some employees, like those at the White House, are nearly all vaccinated. But the rates are lower at other federal agencies, particularly those related to law enforcement and intelligence, according to the agencies and union leaders. And some resistant workers are digging in, filing lawsuits and protesting what they say is unfair overreach by the White House.

The upcoming deadline is the first test of Biden's push to compel people to get vaccinated. Beyond the federal worker rule, another mandate will take effect in January aimed at around 84 million private sector workers, according to guidelines put out this past week.

https://www.startribune.com/biden-vaccine-mandates-face-first-test-with-federal-workers/600113914/

 

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