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American Postal Workers Union opposes vaccine mandate

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American Postal Workers Union representing over 220,000 postal workers has opposed the coronavirus vaccine mandates in a statement released by the APWU.

American Postal Workers Union, in a statement issued Wednesday, says it encourages voluntary COVID-19 vaccines, but at this time opposes vaccine mandate in relation to U.S. postal workers.

FULL STATEMENT:

Various media outlets have reported that the White House is considering mandatory COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment for federal employees.

Maintaining the health and safety of our members is of paramount importance. While the APWU leadership continues to encourage postal workers to voluntarily get vaccinated, it is not the role of the federal government to mandate vaccinations for the employees we represent.

Issues related to vaccinations and testing for COVID-19 in the workplace must be negotiated with the APWU. At this time the APWU opposes the mandating of COVID-19 vaccinations in relation to U.S. postal workers.

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