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Union protests mandated vaccinations

October 9th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

The Cumberland Times News reports members of a union working for Northrop Grumman are protesting a mandate from the company requiring all workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Dec. 8. On Friday afternoon, roughly 100 union members carrying signs stood along U.S. Route 220 across from the Northrop Grumman plant in Rocket Center, West Virginia, protesting the mandate.

Thomas “Buddy” Vanmeter, president of the International Chemical Workers Union Local 261C, said he received word late yesterday that vaccinations will be required.

The company is a federal contractor and falls under the Biden administration’s federal worker vaccination mandate.

According to Vanmeter, workers have until the end of October to get their first shot and no later than Nov. 24 to get a second shot, or to have received the Johnson & Johnson single-dose shot.