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By Bill Stevenson
Whitman County Gazette 

State employees' union sues over vaccine mandate

Claims state didn't negotiate in "good faith"


September 2, 2021

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Inslee mandated state employees must receive a COVID vaccine and the Washington Federation of State Employees disagreed.

Inslee mandated all state employees be vaccinated against COVID by Oct. 18 or lose their jobs.

The union represents state employees and recently filed a lawsuit against the state claiming the state did not "bargain in good faith" when mandating forced COVID vaccinations.

The governor's office said the lawsuit allegations are "false" and "we look forward to the opportunity to respond in court" on an Olympia radio program, according to MyNorthwest news.

The union claims the...

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