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WMC Files an Amicus Brief in Federal Court Opposing President Biden’s Vaccine & Testing Mandate for Large Employers

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) – the combined state chamber and manufacturers’ association – filed an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit filed against the Biden Administration’s vaccine & testing mandate. The brief explains why the OSHA mandate is illegal and how it would greatly harm Wisconsin businesses through mass resignations and expensive compliance costs.

The amicus brief notes that Congress has not given OSHA any statutory authority to mandate vaccinations. The brief also details the devastating impact the vaccine and testing mandate would have on Wisconsin’s workforce.

“Wisconsin’s workforce shortage continues to be compounded by President Biden’s policies,” said WMC President & CEO Kurt R. Bauer. “For Wisconsin businesses, not only is this mandate unlawful, it is unworkable. If enacted, most employers would not be able to comply with the rigorous requirements and, to make matters worse, workers would end up walking off the job.”