Small Business Applauds Senate Resolution 83

Date: November 18, 2021

OSHA’s Vaccine Mandate on America’s Businesses is Administrative Overreach

The state’s leading small business organization, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) applauded Senate Resolution 83 offered by Senator Lana Theis (R-22) condemning the Biden Administration’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) new temporary standard requiring COVID-19 vaccines or testing in all businesses with 100 or more employees by January 4, 2022 and calling on OSHA to rescind the rule.

“Small business owners in Michigan are still struggling from government mandated shut-downs and continue to face numerous challenges to operate, stay open, and pay their employees. OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard makes that even more difficult”, said Amanda Fisher, Assistant State Director of NFIB Michigan. “Labor shortages and supply chain difficulties have hit small businesses the hardest – this latest mandate could serve as the final nail in the coffin for many smaller businesses.”

NFIB has opposed the rule since it was first announced earlier this year and has filed a legal challenge in order to halt the vaccine mandate for businesses permanently.

Fisher concluded, “This mandate threatens to cause an enormous financial loss for both employers and employees. Ultimately, it restricts the freedom small business owners depend on to run their businesses and is a clear example of administrative overreach.”

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