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By Amy Cheng, WashingtonPost
Boeing is dropping a policy requiring all U.S.-based employees to be vaccinated, citing a federal district court ruling earlier this month that blocked a key Biden administration immunization mandate for federal contractors and subcontractors.
The aerospace giant’s announcement on Friday followed other major companies such as Amtrak and General Electric that suspended their own vaccine mandates as a result of the ongoing legal battles that pit states led by conservative attorneys general against the federal government.
On Dec. 7, a Georgia federal judge sided with seven states — Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, South Carolina, Utah and West Virginia — and several companies in issuing a nationwide stay of President Biden’s vaccine mandate for companies with government contracts. Following this setback, the White House said the Justice Department will continue to push for the mandate, which was originally scheduled to go into effect in early January 2022.
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