The Biden administration received another judicial rebuke over its attempt to enforce a COVID vaccine mandate for federal contractor employees Wednesday. The Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which was the first federal appellate court to consider whether the contractor mandate is legal, expressed a strong view that it is not.
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The new guidance shortens the isolation time from 10 days to five days for people infected with COVID-19 who are asymptomatic or who are no longer symptomatic.
Over the past two weeks, there have been some significant changes regarding COVID-specific workplace rules on both the federal and state levels. Click here for a brief summary, courtesy of IBEW 1245’s legal and bargaining teams.
There is good news on the subject of COVID-19 vaccine mandate, which should provide some sense of relief and clarity for our members.
Fed-OSHA has halted enforcement and implementation of its controversial COVID vaccine mandate for employers with at least 100 employees. Acceding to a mandate from the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, to “take no steps to implement or enforce” the emergency temporary standard Fed-OSHA affirms that it will obey the order. Multiple lawsuits filed in… [Read More]
It is with an extremely heavy heart that we announce the passing of 19-year IBEW 1245 member Andrew Darby, who lost his life to COVID-19 complications. Brother Darby, who worked for PG&E as a Distribution Gas System Operator in San Ramon, was extremely well-liked and respected by his co-workers. “We’re all in shock. It’s just… [Read More]
A U.S. federal appeals court issued a stay Saturday freezing the Biden administration’s efforts to require workers at U.S. companies with at least 100 employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be tested weekly, citing “grave statutory and constitutional” issues with the rule.
On Nov. 3, 2021, Patti Poppe, PG&E’s CEO, announced that the Company has been deemed a Federal Contractor and subject to the Sept. 9, 2021 Executive Order on Covid-19 vaccine mandates. In response, we have demanded that PG&E negotiate over any action taken to comply with the Executive Order. READ MORE>>
IBEW International President Lonnie Stephenson explains the International’s position on bargaining in regards to vaccine requirements at IBEW-represented workplaces.
Six-year IBEW 1245 member Asha Hunter, a Senior Service Representative from the PG&E Fresno Contact Center, is unfortunately currently in the hospital battling COVID. We along with her family and friends are all wishing her a full and speedy recovery. Asha’s family includes her mother, brother, sister, and her 9-year-old daughter who all remain hopeful… [Read More]