Executive Director and General Counsel
Over the past several weeks, state and city government officials, through their announcements, press releases, and press conferences, and, more to the point, their executive orders, guidance, and FAQs, have paved the way for state and city agencies to impose vaccine mandates across a range of sectors, including health care, education, mass transit, restaurants and other food-service businesses, indoor fitness, indoor entertainment, and construction. Meanwhile, there is a growing sentiment within the industry that additional vaccine mandates are soon to follow as soon as this next week from owners/developers, as well as general contractors and construction managers, including but not limited to Turner Construction.
With this in mind, please see the attached detailed bulletin Workplace Vaccine Update regarding the state of vaccine mandates in the industry to date as well as the projected trajectory of workplace vaccine mandates as we move forward. Please also be advised that as we work through with our local unions the peripheral details that contractors and subcontractors will have to manage when faced with a mandatory vaccine mandate from a third-party, whether it be from a city or state agency or official or from an owner/developer, general contractor or construction manager, it is important that each Allied member let me know when you are notified (or were notified) that any of your clients have implemented or intend to implement, a vaccine mandate at their jobsites, and that you include in your communication to me the name of the city or state agency or official, or the name of the owner/developer, general contractor or construction manager, that issued the mandate, as well as the terms and conditions of any such mandate, including but not limited to its effective date.