The lawsuit asks for an order on duty, in the hope of protecting the jobs and interests of unvaccinated employees.
“They hope to get medical freedom back,” says Garner. They love their job. These are highly trained scientists, many of whom have worked there for many years. They are very professional.
President Joe Biden signed an executive order in September requiring all federal employees and contractors to be fully vaccinated by January. A recent federal district court case in Georgia granted a nationwide pause in that mandate.
“Sandia doesn’t believe that applies to them,” Garner said.
Lab officials sent a memo on December 8, saying they are aware of the temporary order, but plan to continue with the federally set immunization deadlines while the lawsuit is in the process. the beginning.
The attorneys said they had asked the court for an emergency restraining order against Sandia, but they had problems serving them while everyone was out of the office.
“As soon as the holiday is over and people are back to work, an order can be made for them, the court will come up with a schedule of briefings, if they accept the TRO, and then we’ll make it. preliminary orders,” Garner said.
KOB 4 has reached out to Sandia National Laboratory for comment on this lawsuit. They sent us the following report:
“Sandia remains committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for our employees. Unfortunately, we are unable to comment on pending litigation.”
https://www.kob.com/albuquerque-news/sandia-national-lab-workers-sue-over-vaccine-mandate/6345361/?cat=500 Sandia National Laboratory employees sue over vaccine authorization