November 1, 2021
  • Advocates across the aerospace, distribution, defense, and trucking sectors are concerned about companies being able to meet the federal government’s December 8 COVID-19 vaccine and difficulties the mandate could pose on their labor force. The American Trucking Association told one news outlet that “some companies may simply decide that the cost of the mandate is not worth the government’s checks,” which in turn could make it harder for the administration to transport foods to troops, transport fuel for military vehicles, or even deploy the National Guard. (Article here)
  • Nineteen Republican-led states has filed lawsuits accusing the Biden administration of a broad range of overreaches in mandating COVID-19 vaccines for federal contractors. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis filed a lawsuit on Thursday seeking a preliminary nationwide injunction. On Friday, two separate groups of states and Texas filed lawsuits. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp filed one lawsuit, with support from state leaders from Alabama, Idaho, Kansas, South Carolina, Utah, and West Virginia. Attorneys general from Missouri and Nebraska filed another, which eight states – Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming – joined. (Articles here and here)