Bloomberg Law
Nov. 24, 2021, 4:17 PMUpdated: Nov. 24, 2021, 5:24 PM

Vaccine Mandate Coerces Speech, Government Unions Allege (1)

Patrick Dorrian
Patrick Dorrian

President Joe Biden’s executive order requiring federal employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19 flagrantly disregards constitutionally protected free speech, free exercise of religion, and privacy rights of workers as well as federal labor law, two government-employee unions charged in a federal lawsuit in Philadelphia.

American Federation of Government Employees Local 2018 and the Council of Prison Locals 33 said their members have also been coerced to engage in political speech by disclosing their vaccination status.

That’s because “vaccines have been politicized to a point where receiving or declining a vaccine has become a political act in the eyes of the ...

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