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Widespread Policy Review: Companies Drop, Keep, or Reinstate Vaccination Requirement for Employees After SCOTUS Ruling
Epoch Times ^ | 01/15/2022 | Allen Zhong

Posted on 01/15/2022 6:20:32 PM PST by SeekAndFind

Companies are reviewing their vaccination requirements after the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) ruling, with some dropping them, some sticking with them, and some reinstating them.

A General Electric Co. spokesperson said on Friday that it will stop requiring the U.S. employees to be vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccines, the Wall Street Journal reported.

The Epoch Times reached out to General Electric for comment.

COVID-19 is the disease caused by CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, which started in Wuhan, China, and spread to the world. The pandemic has cost over 5.5 million lives and infected over 300 million people globally.

General Electric is a Boston-based maker of jet engines, wind turbines, and medical scanners. It had about 56,000 employees in the United States at the beginning of 2021.

The company’s decision came after the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) on Thursday blocked the Biden administration’s vaccine mandates for private businesses while upholding the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)’s vaccine mandate for health care workers.

However, another vaccine mandate on federal contractors imposed by the White House may affect General Electric. The federal contractor vaccine mandate is currently suspended while litigation is proceeding.

Companies took different approaches after the ruling, some choosing to stick with vaccine mandates at the company level.

Citigroup Inc., a company with around 65,000 employees, is still urging the U.S. employees to meet the vaccination mandate deadline—Jan. 14.

“Going into the last day [of the deadline], we expect the number of employees who have not complied will decrease even further. Our goal has always been to keep everyone at Citi, and we sincerely hope all of our colleagues take action to comply,” Citigroup human resource chief Sara Wechter said in a LinkedIn post.

Wechter said the company had reached 99 percent compliance with the vaccine mandate on Jan. 14.

In the Jan. 13 ruling, SCOTUS upheld the CMS vaccine mandate for health care workers. Around 10.4 million health care workers at 76,000 medical facilities will be affected by the ruling.

America’s highest court also let stand two controversial parts of the CMS vaccine mandates: no testing opt-out and no recognition of natural immunity.

Some health care providers started to reinstate vaccine mandates after the ruling.

Cleveland Clinic, a medical center in Cleveland, Ohio, said on Thursday that it will bring back its vaccine mandate.

“In accordance with this federal mandate, we are requiring all of our employees and those who provide services with our facilities in those states to receive their first dose of an mRNA vaccine or their one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine by January 27, 2022, and the second dose by February 28, 2022. Those who do not receive their vaccinations and who do not have an approved exemption will be placed on an unpaid leave of absence,” the medical center said in a statement.

TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: companies; covid; mandate; scotus; vaccinemandate

1 posted on 01/15/2022 6:20:32 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Per our Omaha newspaper, First National Bank of Omaha and ConAgra are rescinding their vaccination mandates, and Mutual of Omaha is reconsidering theirs.

Seems like a little progress. at least.

2 posted on 01/15/2022 6:32:17 PM PST by NEMDF
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AND NOW, for the civil rights cases.

Law suits all over the place.

3 posted on 01/15/2022 7:46:04 PM PST by crz
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To: crz

My employer has never mentioned forced jabs and probably will continue with no jab policy even though they encourage us to get jabbed.

My wife’s employer issued jab or test decree two weeks ago and after scotus decision has said nothing else about it either way. A scared crap less president and HR director made the decision to force jab without consulting other senior managers and their board. Lots of unhappy people with these two. I have come to the conclusion that 99% of people in public education and HR are tyrants and totally devoid any compassion for the people they deal with and are incompetent and don’t know how to do the basics of their jobs.

4 posted on 01/16/2022 3:42:26 AM PST by sarge83
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To: sarge83

“99% of people in public education and HR are tyrants”

They get drunk on power over people. I asked one HR guy one time..”What is your sole purpose in your job?” “To prove that your somebody and get little pats on your head from management?”
There is a huge paper manufacturer in the upper midwest that has become thee most fantastic failure I have ever seen..all because they havent a clue on how to run a business.

“OH WE CANT MAKE ANY PROFITS!” I told one that they are spoiled little uneducated kids. And then went on to explain how big of a failure they really were and if it was not for the investment firm they represented, they would be out on the streets.

Long story.

As for your wife? Take em to court.
And they wonder why there are unions. Its because of bastards like those.

5 posted on 01/16/2022 8:03:42 AM PST by crz
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To: SeekAndFind


Election Wizard 🇺🇸
JUST IN: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor announces she will only attending oral arguments remotely this week.

Per NPR, Justice Sotomayor is boycotting in-person attendance because Justice Gorsuch REFUSES to wear a mask on the bench.
11:50 AM · Jan 18, 2022

6 posted on 01/18/2022 8:56:41 AM PST by mewzilla (Those aren't masks. They're muzzles. )
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