A Massachusetts Appeals Court judge blocked Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for employees following a lawsuit brought by unions that represent first responders.
As reported by Just the News, Justice Sabita Singh of the Massachusetts Appeals Court on Tuesday temporarily blocked the mandate from going into effect, preventing union workers from getting fired for refusing the vaccine.
Workers will now have the option to get tested routinely instead of getting vaccinated.
The lawsuit – brought forth by the Boston Police Superior Officer Federation, the Boston Police Detectives Benevolent Society and the Boston Firefighters Union Local 718 – and court ruling come in response to a mandate by Democratic Mayor Michelle Wu, ordering all 19,000 city employees to get vaccinated by January 15th.
Boston First Responders United, a coalition of city workers, said it stands with the judge’s decision and thanks the plaintiffs for “representing their respective members by showing a willingness to engage in litigation to preserve workers rights.”