By Cristina Laila
Published March 29, 2022 at 9:49pm
A small victory in California…for now.
The proposed legislation would mandate all California businesses to require their employees and independent contractors to be vaccinated against Covid unless the employee obtains an exemption for religious reasons or a medical reason.
People who receive an exemption would be required to be regularly tested for Covid.
Public safety unions aggressively pushed back on the vaccine mandates and the proposal was ultimately defeated.
The author of the bill, Democrat Buffy Wicks on Tuesday said she’s putting the bill on hold after major backlash by public safety unions
Buffy Wicks said she’s disappointed in the opposition to her authoritarian bill.
“While I’m disappointed in the opposition to our bill by public safety unions, it’s my hope that they’ll ultimately come to the table to make sure all of their workers are vaccinated—& that every job sector in CA has the tools necessary to keep their workers safe from COVID,’ the California Democrat said.
California Republican assemblyman Kevin Kiley celebrated the win.