Gov. Noem Responds to SCOTUS Blocking OSHA Vaccine Mandate

Gov. Noem Responds to SCOTUS Blocking OSHA Vaccine Mandate

PIERRE, S.D. – Today, Governor Kristi Noem issued the following statement in response to the United States Supreme Court blocking the OSHA vaccine mandate:

“Our nation was built on freedom, on the belief that our rights come from God, not from government. Any infringement on our rights risks breaking the constitutional republic that we hold so dear.

“I am grateful that the Supreme Court has taken this important action to guarantee the rights of employees to make their own personal choice whether or not to get a COVID vaccine. I look forward to working with the legislature to pass protections for private employees, just like we have already done for state workers. And employers can rest assured that they will not lose valuable employees to President Biden’s unconstitutional OSHA mandate.”


4 thoughts on “Gov. Noem Responds to SCOTUS Blocking OSHA Vaccine Mandate”

  1. There should not be “protections for private employees”. If an employer tells an employee to get vaccinated, refusal to get vaccinated is insubordination. Same as with any other refusal to do what the employer says to it should leave the employer free to discipline the employee up to and including firing them for cause.

    1. With the epidemic of businesses looking for workers, I would be hard pressed to fire competent workers.

      1. There’s a difference between “I’d fire them but I won’t be able to replace them easily” and “I’d fire them but the government will fine me and probably make me give them back their job”.

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