Chicago cops are in a showdown with the mayor over a vaccine mandate. GOP states are preparing lawsuits against Biden’s private sector mandate.
Less than two-thirds of California state workers are vaccinated despite Gov. Gavin Newsom’s vaccine order in July.
- In Illinois, unions representing workers at veterans’ homes and state prisons have scored a delay in the state’s mandate deadline while negotiations with the governor continue.
- A “sizable number” of Chicago police officers are expected to ignore the city’s vaccine mandate for city employees as the police union sued Mayor Lori Lightfoot and vice versa.
- Employees of the Los Alamos National Lab are in court over the vaccine mandate, arguing they are federal government employees and should not be put on unpaid leave if not vaccinated.
- With the federal vaccine mandate covering most businesses expected soon, dozens of states are preparing lawsuits to stop it.
- The Washington Post reported on the effect of vaccine mandates on the healthcare industry, noting the feared labor shortage did not materialize.
- Newsweek covered the Los Alamos National Laboratory lawsuit, noting some of the employees refusing the vaccine are “specialists with high security clearance.”
- CNBC reported on the status of the Biden administration’s private sector mandate, suggesting states will not have standing to sue over the private sector mandate.
- The Daily Caller exclusively reported on House Republicans on the Oversight Committee demanding answers and correspondence related to the private sector vaccine mandate, reporting the members questioning the administration’s flip flops on mandates.
- Fox highlighted one major airline abandoning its vaccine mandate after achieving 90% vaccination among its workforce while also reporting on parents and teachers protesting California’s vaccine mandate for schools.
- The Federalist’s Chris Bedford blasted comments from New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin, with Bedford arguing that accepting government funds during the pandemic does not allow the government to impose mandates.
© Dallas Gerber, 2021