PHILADEPHIA (CBS) — There’s a new lawsuit against Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposal to require COVID vaccines and testing of state employees. The Pennsylvania State Corrections Officers’ Association is behind the legal action.
The organization says the policy doesn’t apply to inmates, outside contractors or visitors despite those individuals facing restrictions at the height of the pandemic.READ MORE: Jalen Hurts, Eagles No Match For Cowboys In 41-21 Loss In Dallas
The group wrote in a statement: This, coupled with the administration’s inconsistent policies during the pandemic, has made work conditions dangerous for our members.”READ MORE: Philadelphia School District Superintendent Dr. William Hite Will Not Seek Contract Renewal After School Year
Eyewitness News reached out to the Wolf Administration for a response.MORE NEWS: EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Large Group Of Noisy Dirt Bikes, ATVs Take Over Radnor Streets
They called the union’s opposition “extremely disappointing” and said the initiative is meant to give officers the tools to protect themselves, their families, and their coworkers.