BOSTON (CBS) – The I-Team has learned a judge has denied a request from the State Police union to put a hold on Governor Baker’s vaccine mandate for troopers.
The state is requiring all executive department employees to show proof of vaccination by October 17 or risk losing their jobs.READ MORE: Jimmy Garoppolo's 49ers Shock Aaron Rodgers' Packers To Earn Spot In NFC Title Game
A judge heard from attorneys for both the Commonwealth and the State Police Association of Massachusetts in Suffolk Superior Court Wednesday.READ MORE: Man In 'Grave Condition' After South Shore Plaza Shooting In Braintree; No Arrests Made Yet
The union, which represents 1,800 members, argued that the state needed to bargain with workers before implementing the mandate.MORE NEWS: Driver Killed By Commuter Rail Train In Wilmington Identified; MBTA Says 'Human Error' Focus Of Investigation
According to union’s attorney, roughly 20% of State Police employees remain unvaccinated.