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Court stays ETS employer vaccine mandate

November 8, 2021

The ETS faced challenges even before its publication in the Federal Register. Twenty-four attorneys general signed a letter Sept. 16 promising legal action against the federal government should the mandate come to pass. The letter argued that the mandate could exacerbate the worker shortage, as employees may quit rather than comply.

Construction associations have said that vaccine mandates in construction, which has one of the highest vaccine hesitancy rates of any industry, will only make the challenge of convincing workers to get the shot harder.

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