Labor Relations Board Dismisses Troopers’ Union Vax Mandate Challenge

The complaint filed by the State Police troopers union against Gov. Charlie Baker over his vaccine mandate for public employees has been dismissed by an investigator with the Department of Labor Relations who ruled that the administration did not violate its obligation to bargain the vaccination requirement.

The State Police Association of Massachusetts challenged Baker’s mandate at both the administrative level and in the courts, where a judge also rejected the union’s request to block implementation of the mandate until an agreement could be reached.

Baker on Aug. 19 signed an executive order requiring all executive branch employees to provide proof of vaccination by Oct. 17 or face disciplinary action, including possible termination.

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