The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association is not at all happy with President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for companies that have more than 100 employees, as well as removing the testing exception for federal employees.
President Larry Cosme said in a statement, “The COVID-19 pandemic is a rapidly evolving and emotional trying situation. In the face of so many uncertainties, our federal government should trust its employees to make their own medical decision under consultation with their doctor, not mandate by their employer. Vaccination should be promoted through education and encouragement – not coercion.”
Cosme also said that the order “villainizes employees for reasonable concerns and hesitancies” and that “threatening people’s livelihood and penalizing employees for making independent medical decisions” was “not the answer.”
“We are nation built on freedom. We are law enforcement officers who defend that freedom. And we deserve the freedom to make our own health decisions,” he concluded.
Biden has given federal employees 75 days to get vaccinated, after which time disciplinary actions would be taken.
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