Bloomberg Law
Jan. 6, 2023, 3:48 PMUpdated: Jan. 6, 2023, 4:54 PM

Idling Boston Shot Mandate for Unions Weighed by Top State Court (1)

Allie Reed
Allie Reed

Massachusetts’ highest court questioned the ramifications of overturning a Covid-19 vaccine mandate for Boston city workers that is now on hold as litigation unfolds.

“This is really for next time, right? For the next time the city intends to implement a policy” like this? Chief Justice Kimberly Budd asked during oral argument Friday.

The state’s Supreme Judicial Court was asked to reassess whether a lower court was right to temporarily block the city from enforcing the mandate on union workers. If the justices let the mandate resume, legal observers forecasted it would weaken public employee unions’ ability to bargain over ...

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