MADISON – President Joe Biden announced on Thursday he would direct the Department of Labor to publish an emergency temporary standard that would require employers with 100 or more employees to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations or weekly testing.
Following the announcement, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) President & CEO Kurt Bauer released the below statement:
“WMC continues to review President Biden’s proposal and will evaluate OSHA’s emergency temporary standard when it is formally published. In the meantime, we believe this order places undue and unfair burdens on businesses who have already gone to great lengths and expense to protect the health and safety of their employees. Employers should not be forced by government to police their employees’ vaccination status, which is what this expected rule would do.”