‘Momentum’ Building to Stop ‘Heroes’ From Being Fired Due to Vax Mandates, Senator Says

Washington D.C. — United States Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) says support is growing for legislation which would prevent truckers and other essential workers from being fired due to President Biden’s sweeping vaccination mandates.

Late last month a group of seven Republicans, including Sen. Blackburn, introduced the Keeping Our COVID-19 Heroes Employed Act.


The proposed bill would exempt any worker deemed “essential during the response to the COVID–19 pandemic” from vaccine mandates imposed by the Federal Government, public or private federal contractors, private entities receiving federal funds, and any public entity that has received pandemic-related relief funding.

The bill immediately picked up endorsements from trucking groups like the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) and the National Association of Small Trucking Companies (NASTC), along with more than two dozen other organizations, unions and elected officials.


Last week the Fraternal Order of Police, National Police Association, National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council also announced support for the proposed measure.

“The endorsements from these groups represent nationwide momentum to protect essential workers from being fired due to Joe Biden’s mandates,” said Senator Blackburn. “American businesses are already struggling to recover from Democrat imposed lockdowns. They are in desperate need of employees, and now Joe Biden is forcing employers to fire their workers. Biden is even using his ‘build back broke’ plan to increase fines by over 500% on businesses that fail to comply with his unconstitutional mandates.”


The Biden Administration was also just dealt a legal setback over the weekend.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit temporarily halted the implementation of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s recently unveiled COVID-19 vaccination and testing mandate for private businesses citing possible “grave statutory and constitutional issues.”

Also, Transportation Nation Network was first to break the news that a coalition led by the American Trucking Associations has also filed suit in the Fifth Circuit against the Biden Administration challenging its employer-based vaccination mandate.

Click HERE to read the details of ATA’s case.

 TransportationNation.com will continue to closely follow new developments.


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