Postal Service Requests Exception Over Vaccine Mandates

Postal Service Requests Exception Over Vaccine Mandates

( – On Friday, January 7, the US Supreme Court heard arguments from the government and opponents of President Biden’s worker vaccine mandate. The judges could decide by the end of the month if the administration had the authority to enforce inoculations. In addition, a US appeals court ruled in favor of government contractors who sued over Biden’s vaccine order.

Needless to say, it’s not going well for the administration. Now, the United States Postal Service (USPS) is asking the president for some relief as well.

On Tuesday, January 4, Deputy Postmaster General Douglas Tulino informed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that if the administration enforces the vaccine mandate and weekly COVID-19 testing, it will hurt the USPS’ ability to deliver mail and could severely distress supply chains. Tulino said the vaccine mandate could cause substantial harm to the nation. It’s the first federal agency to directly appeal to the administration any potential consequences to government operations and negative impacts on the public.

USPS asked OSHA to extend the compliance deadline for an additional 120 days, until the federal courts make a final ruling on the vaccine mandates. OSHA scheduled the edict to take effect on January 10.

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