Reps. Young and Walsh speak out in a statement against vaccination mandates on all private businesses.


Image courtesy: Rep Young's webpage -

According to The Post Millennial the Washington Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) has filed a rule making package to extend emergency powers for Gov. Inslee to enforce COVID vaccine mandates on all private businesses in Washington state.

The rulemaking package lacks transparency and their website should provide a copy of the rulemaking that is easy to find by the public who should be able to review it and comment publicly, according to Reps. Young and Walsh in a recent press release.

The Representatives believe that the vague rule will "lead to arbitrary enforcement" and "dilutes public trust in our government and fails to show the agency's good faith in promulgating the rule.  The reality is this move by L&I is a blank check for the agency to enforce any of the Governor's mandates or edicts on private employers" the press release states that was published on Rep. Jesse Young's website

Not working with the Legislature but creating mandates and rules as he goes shows Gov. Jay Inslee avoiding the laws and normal lawmaking process of our state.

According to the L&I website, discrimination complaints filed against employers should be handled by the Human Rights Commission, however health care workers, education employees and state employees wanting to file civil rights claims against employers due to the vaccination mandates will not be accepted by the Human Rights Commission.

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