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·         Biden plan to mandate vaccines/testing at large packing plants

… the Department of Labor will develop a rule for employers to implement through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration...

 

·         New federal rule to require businesses with 100+ employees mandate vaccinations

… this new OSHA requirement will cover about 80 million workers and businesses that do not comply with the agency's rule can face substantial fees -- up to $14,000. OSHA will require these employers to offer paid time off for vaccination…

 

·         Gov. Ricketts: President Biden’s Federal Overreach Is a Stunning Violation of Personal Freedom

“Americans, not the federal government, are responsible for taking charge of their personal health.  It is not the role of the federal government to mandate their choices.  Nebraska will stand up to President Biden’s overreach, and we will be working with the Attorney General to explore all our options.”

 

 

Biden plan to mandate vaccines/testing at large packing plants

 

By Julie Harker, Brownfield 

September 9, 2021

 

President Biden has announced a COVID-19 action plan that would require all employers of 100 or more workers to ensure their workers are vaccinated or tested weekly, which includes most meat packing workers. White House Senior Policy Advisor Cameron Webb tells Brownfield the Tyson Foods mandate – coming from the private sector – has been very successful.

 

“I believe it was almost half of their unvaccinated workforce became vaccinated after their mandate.”

 

In the coming weeks, Webb says the Department of Labor will develop a rule for employers to implement through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration...

 

more, including audio [10:02 min.]

https://brownfieldagnews.com/news/biden-plan-to-mandate-vaccines-testing-at-large-packing-plants/

 

 

New federal rule to require businesses with 100+ employees mandate vaccinations

Biden will also order all federal workers be vaccinated.

 

By Molly Nagle, Sarah Kolinovsky, andJustin Gomez, ABC News

September 9, 2021

 

President Joe Biden announced on Thursday that federal government employees and contractors will now be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will create a rule for private businesses with 100 or more employees to require their employees to be vaccinated or undergo weekly testing.

 

The requirements are part of Biden's sweeping new six-part strategy to combat the delta variant, which was rolled out in remarks from Biden at the White House.

 

A senior administration official estimated that this new OSHA requirement will cover about 80 million workers and businesses that do not comply with the agency's rule can face substantial fees -- up to $14,000. OSHA will require these employers to offer paid time off for vaccination.

 

"My job as president is to protect all Americans," Biden said before announcing the broad mandates...

 

more, including links 

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/biden-order-federal-workers-vaccinated-strategy-combat-delta/story?id=79905030

 

 

Gov. Ricketts: President Biden’s Federal Overreach Is a Stunning Violation of Personal Freedom

 

Source: Office of Governor Pete Ricketts (R-NE)

September 09, 2021

 

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. would attempt to mandate coronavirus vaccinations on healthcare workers and private employers.

 

“President Biden’s announcement is a stunning violation of personal freedom and abuse of the federal government’s power,” said Governor Ricketts.  “This plan isn’t about public health – this is about government control and taking away personal liberties.”

 

“Americans, not the federal government, are responsible for taking charge of their personal health.  It is not the role of the federal government to mandate their choices.  Nebraska will stand up to President Biden’s overreach, and we will be working with the Attorney General to explore all our options.”

 

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Media Contacts: 

Taylor Gage, 402-471-1970

Justin Pinkerman, 402-471-1967

 

source url

https://governor.nebraska.gov/press/gov-ricketts-president-biden%E2%80%99s-federal-overreach-stunning-violation-personal-freedom