(RepublicanWire.org) – In the first of what could be a string of similar announcements, General Electric (GE) has gone public with its decision to suspend its COVID vaccine and testing rules following yesterday’s decision by the United States Supreme Court that, at least temporarily, halted the Biden administration’s vaccination and testing mandate it had imposed on companies with more than 100 employees.
According to CNBC:
“General Electric on Friday has suspended its Covid vaccine and testing requirement after the Supreme Court blocked the Biden administration’s mandate, a company spokesperson told CNBC.
“GE, which had 174,000 employees at the end of 2020, has encouraged its employees to get vaccinated, the spokesperson said.
“The Supreme Court’s conservative majority, in a 6-3 ruling, called the administration’s requirements a ‘blunt instrument’ that ‘draws no distinctions based on industry or risk of exposure to Covid-19.’” [emphasis added]
“President Joe Biden, in a statement after the court’s decision, called on companies to voluntarily implement the vaccine and testing rules.” [emphasis added]
Clearly, General Electric is not following Biden’s call to voluntarily force employees to comply with a vaccine and testing regime.
The question now is how many other companies with 100 employees or more will follow GE’s lead and stop their implementation of vaccine and testing protocols.