Backlash against vaccine mandates is growing across the country.
Businesses in Minneapolis are now suing Democrat Mayor Jacob Frey over his vaccine mandate.
The complaint says the mandate is “calculated and purposed to attempt to prod the general public toward vaccination.”
They also accuse Frey of using the bars and restaurants as “pawns.”
Multiple businesses within Minneapolis have banded together to sue the city and Democrat Mayor Jacob Frey over the city’s vaccine mandate, alleging that the COVID-19 requirement overreached authority.
According to Fox 9: “Plaintiffs in the complaint filed in Hennepin County Fourth Judicial Court yesterday include Bright Red Group, LLC (owners of Smack Shack), 90’s Minneapolis, LLC (The Gay 90’s), PJ. Hafiz Club Management, Inc. (Sneaky Pete’s), Urban entertainment, LLC (Wild Greg’s Saloon), Urban Forage, LLC (Urban Forage), and MikLin Enterprises, Inc. (Jimmy John’s) and I & E Inc. (Bunkers Music Bar & Grill).”
The complaint states that the emergency resolution, “is calculated and purposed to attempt to prod the general public toward vaccination… Minneapolis bars and restaurants are being used as pawns to further Mayor Frey’s agenda of pushing for and convincing the public to get vaccinated.
“Whether the end being sought is noble, the scheme is forcing restaurants and bars to lose additional patrons and business that have already been reduced over the past two years and incur new costs and burdens to enforce the requirements,” it continued.
The turn against vaccine mandates isn’t just in Minneapolis either.
After the Supreme Court ruled against Biden’s OSHA vaccine mandate major corporations have begun dropping their vaccine mandates.
General Electric Co on Friday said “it has suspended COVID-19 vaccine or test requirement for employees after the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling,” Reuters reported.
In December, numerous companies suspended their vaccine mandates during a lower court’s stay pending the Supreme Court’s decision.
“A growing number of health care systems and other companies, including Amtrak and General Electric, are suspending mandates that require employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19,” NBC reported.
“Most employers do not have the luxury of losing 5 percent or 10 percent or whatever percent of their workforce doesn’t want to get vaccinated,” said Barron, who works with the law firm Cozen O’Connor. “In this environment, it’s very tough, especially in jobs like health care or other industries where it’s a very tight labor market.”