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: Stray Bullet Kills Man Eating Thanksgiving Dinner Inside Norristown Home, Police Say
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 Sets New Record With 501st Homicide In Single Year After Man Killed In East Mount Airy
Eyewitness News reached out to the Wolf Administration for a response.MORE NEWS: Man Charged After Juvenile Shot In Alleged Road Rage Incident In Lehigh County, Police Say
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.