Steelworkers Object to Mandatory Vaccination Policy

Oct. 26, 2017, 10:50 AM

The United Steelworkers want a federal judge to bar a Minnesota-based health system from acting on a threat to fire workers who decline to get flu shots until the labor dispute can be arbitrated, a union attorney told Bloomberg Law Oct. 25 (United Steelworkers Union v. Essentia Health, D. Minn., No. 17-cv-4753, 10/20/17).

Steelworkers Locals 9460 and 9349 sued in federal court in Minneapolis Oct. 20 seeking an injunction barring Duluth, Minn.-based Essentia Health from implementing an influenza vaccination policy that could result in the termination of union members beginning Nov. 20, union attorney Justin Cummins said.

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