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Nation's top trade groups hail SCOTUS ruling after filing emergency appeals against Biden's vaccine mandate - Erie News Now

Nation's top trade groups hail SCOTUS ruling after filing emergency appeals against Biden's vaccine mandate - Erie News Now
By Vanessa Yurkevich, CNN

By Vanessa Yurkevich, CNN The nation's largest industry trade groups are calling the US Supreme Court's decision to block US President Joe Biden's vaccine or testing requirement for businesses a victory for employers.On Thursday, the Supreme Court froze a lower court opinion that allowed the mandate to go into effect nationwide."While NRF [National Retail Federation] has maintained a strong and consistent position related to the importance of vaccines in helping to overcome this pandemic, the Supreme Court's decision to stay OSHA's onerous and unprecedented Emergency Temporary Standard is a significant victory for employers," said David French, senior vice president of government relations with the National Retail Federation.The Associated Builders and Contractors and American Trucking Associations were two of the groups that filed emergency appeals to the Supreme Court.

The National Federation of Independent Business, which filed a petition with the Supreme Court, argued there should have been a notice and comment period prior to instituting the mandate.We are pleased the Supreme Court stopped the rule from taking effect while the courts consider whether or not it is legal," said Karen Harned, executive director of NFIB's Small Business Legal Center.

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