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2 Wisconsin Manufacturers Sued Over Federal Requirements For COVID-19 Vaccine Or Testing For Workers

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A syringe containing the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is being prepared at the Reading River Community College Clinic in Reading, Pennsylvania.


Matt Rourke, Dossier, Associated Press


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DARIEN – Two Wisconsin-based manufacturers are among those suing to block the Biden administration from mandating COVID-19 vaccine mandates for private sector workers.

The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty filed a lawsuit Thursday on behalf of Daren-based Tankcraft Corp. and Plasticraft Corp.

President Joe Biden will ensure the federal mandate that U.S. workers with at least 100 employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 or tested weekly starting January 4, which is a deferral for businesses with labor shortages in the United States. during the holiday season, US officials said. Thursday. Conway J. Gittens reports.



The lawsuit challenges the Office of Occupational Safety and Health’s new mandate to vaccinate or test for businesses with 100 or more employees: workers must either get vaccinated or get tested weekly.

Companies that fail to comply with the rules face fines of more than $ 13,000 for a violation, or more than $ 136,000 for a willful violation.

“The order is bad faith. OSHA doesn’t know how to run our companies. We know, ”said Steve Fettig, Secretary and Treasurer of Tankcraft and Plasticraft. “OSHA doesn’t know how to keep our employees safe. We know. And we have been successfully dealing with this since the beginning of the pandemic without the intervention of the federal bureaucracy. choice “.

Both companies say they had to “choose between two impossible choices. If they impose a mandate, they will lose employees who do not want to get vaccinated or tested weekly, as well as precious productivity days due to testing, vaccinations and vaccine side effects. “the lawsuit says.

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