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: Boston To Remove Tents At 'Mass And Cass' Homeless Encampments; Public Health Crisis Declared
A judge heard from attorneys for both the Commonwealth and the State Police Association of Massachusetts in Suffolk Superior Court Wednesday.READ MORE: Plane Headed To ALCS Game In Boston Crashes In Texas, No Serious Injuries Reported
The union, which represents 1,800 members, argued that the state needed to bargain with workers before implementing the mandate.MORE NEWS: Products In Your Medicine Cabinet May Soon Be Getting More Expensive
According to union’s attorney, roughly 20% of State Police employees remain unvaccinated.