MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The President’s bid to necessitate astir national workers to get the coronavirus vaccine is not invited quality for everyone.
“The existent medication has been pro-union but this is simply a hard pill to swallow,” says Eric Speirs.
Speirs has spent the past 11 years moving arsenic a national correction serviceman and is presently astatine the Miami detention center.
He’s finishing up his archetypal twelvemonth arsenic national main representing hundreds of workers.
“It should beryllium a substance of choice. This is not the military. Even the inmates person choice
to get vaccinated oregon not,” helium says.
The Miami installation had a covid outbreak among inmates successful July and precocious 14 much inmates were diagnosed with COVID.
Speirs says they are severely abbreviated staffed and helium says forcing correction officers to beryllium vaccinated volition lone marque their staffing concern worse.
“We person elder employees who accidental they’ll discontinue if they are forced to get vaccinated,” helium says.
Speirs says nationally, the national could record a grievance oregon spell to national tribunal to combat the mandate.