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.

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A judge heard from attorneys for both the Commonwealth and the State Police Association of Massachusetts in Suffolk Superior Court Wednesday.

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The union, which represents 1,800 members, argued that the state needed to bargain with workers before implementing the mandate.

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According to union’s attorney, roughly 20% of State Police employees remain unvaccinated.

CBSBoston.com Staff