Published On: Wed, Jun 23rd, 2021

Largest Healthcare Union in US Will Fight Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccines

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The president of the largest healthcare union in the United States announced the organization would fight against companies requiring mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for employees. Earlier in June, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City mandated that its employees get vaccinated against the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, which causes COVID-19, coming as other hospital systems across the United States have done the same. But George Gresham, the president of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East—which describes itself as the largest healthcare union in the country—said hospital systems don’t have the right to mandate vaccines for employees. The union is based in New York City but represents hundreds of thousands of workers in New Jersey, Florida, Washington D.C., Maryland, and Massachusetts. “Whether there is a legal challenge that we can make, or whether it’s just a pure organizational challenge that we can make, we are not going to just give in,” Gresham told local news website …

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