Tennessee Chamber Statement Regarding Biden Business Mandates
NASHVILLE, TN- The Tennessee Chamber and businesses across the state have worked diligently to ensure a safe and healthy workplace for employees and customers during this difficult time. We believe the COVID-19 vaccine is the most effective way to prevent the transmission of the virus and keep Tennessee's economy on track. President Biden's recent actions establishing significant vaccination verification and testing mandates for employers is not the right solution. In fact, over 76% of businesses, in a recent survey by the Tennessee Chamber, opposed the federal government dictating vaccination protocols to businesses.
Our country is in a severe workforce shortage crisis and these actions only stand to exacerbate the difficult staffing conditions employers find themselves in. This type of sweeping government mandate enforced through significant occupational safety requirements challenge our economic competitiveness and is not the right thing to impose on private businesses at this time.
About the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry
The Tennessee Chamber serves as the primary voice of diverse business and manufacturing trade interests. It monitors major employment and economic issues facing public policy decision-makers in Tennessee. The Chamber works to foster relationships between various elements of the Tennessee business community and serves as an umbrella organization for companies, trade associations and chambers of commerce. It maintains a proud history of working with these members and other stakeholders to promote economic health in Tennessee.
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