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McCaslin: Rehire unvaccinated DOT workers


January 20, 2022

SPOKANE VALLEY — An Eastern Washington lawmaker has introduced a bill in Olympia to allow the state Department of Transportation to rehire workers who refused coronavirus testing and vaccination.

Rep. Bob McCaslin said the governor’s get a shot or get fired effort went too far, and has resulted in slow response times to clearing snow from roads, among other transportation issues.

“Our governor fired several key workers last fall who refused to comply with his vaccine mandate,” McCaslin said. “These workers would have made a difference in recent pass closures due to snow removal....

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