Details of President Biden’s vaccine mandate for companies with 100 employees or more were announced Thursday, and many business leaders and interest groups around the nation are already gearing up for a new legal battle.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (also called OSHA) issued rules about requiring unvaccinated workers to start wearing masks December 5 and to give negative COVID-19 tests if they are not vaccinated by January 4, 2022. 84 million workers across the nation will be affected by this new rule, federal officials said.
NEWS: Today the Labor Dept will formally release the details of the OSHA rule requiring employers with 100+ employees to ensure their workers are either vaccinated by January 4 or test weekly for COVID-19, per the White House
— Sara Cook (@saraecook) November 4, 2021
The Job Creators Network (JCN), America’s top advocacy group for small businesses, issued a lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit to stop the implementation of the testing and vaccine mandate. The plaintiffs include the Lawrence Transportation Company, the Rabine Group of Companies, Guy Chemical Company along with Independent Bakers Association.
“The Biden White House’s vaccine mandate is clearly against the law and will have a terrible impact on our small businesses and the whole American economy. JCN is now suing the White House on the grounds that OSHA does not possess the power to impose this mandate,” JCN CEO Alfredo Ortiz said. “Even if OSHA did have this power, there is no grave danger nor necessity to give such a sweeping regulation.”
JCN is also placing billboard ads in Times Square to increase awareness about this suit. Many other interest groups and businesses, like the Wisconsin Law Institute and Liberty, have also announced new lawsuits against Biden’s mandate.
As things currently are, almost 193 million Americans are fully vaccinated. That includes around 80% of Americans between 12 and over who have gotten at least one vaccine dose. The CDC earlier this week gave an official recommendation of support for the Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5-11.
This comes at a time when business owners in America are increasingly feeling pressure from a variety of sources. One being from inflation which Biden and the Democrats have caused by printing more money than anyone expected. To top it off, the covid pandemic and supply chain problems have added a ton more to the shoulders of business owners, and now they are fighting back against Democrats.
Author: Blake Ambrose