Boeing drops vaccine mandate for U.S. workers, joining Amtrak and other major federal contractors

12/18/21
 
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from The Washington Post,
12/18/21:

Boeing is dropping a policy requiring all U.S.-based employees to be vaccinated, citing a federal district court ruling this month that blocked a key Biden administration immunization mandate for federal contractors and subcontractors.

The aerospace giant’s announcement Friday followed other major companies such as Amtrak and General Electric that suspended their vaccine mandates as a result of the ongoing legal battles that pit conservative-led states against the federal government.

On Dec. 7, a federal judge in Georgia sided with seven states — Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, South Carolina, Utah and West Virginia — and several companies in issuing a nationwide stay of President Biden’s vaccine mandate for companies with government contracts. After this setback, the White House said the Justice Department would continue pushing for the mandate, which was originally to take effect early next month.

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