Nine security officers working for state hospitals have filed a lawsuit against the COVID-19 vaccine mandate, claiming they’re being coerced into unwanted medical care and having their constitutional rights violated.
The goal of these security officers is to get a judge to declare the mandate unconstitutional and issue a temporary restraining order, similar to the one recently issued about religious exemptions.
Six of the security officers works at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences in Brooklyn, two work at Stony Brook University and one works at the New York State Veterans Home in Westchester County.
They belong to the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association.
NYSCOPBA expressed frustration in a memo saying the incentive offered being contingent on a percentage of vaccinated workers is a “slap in the face” after being hailed as heroes months ago and being cast aside now.
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