Oregon Firefighters Sue to Block Vaccine Mandate

A firefighters’ union and a union representing state troopers along with individual members have filed suit against Oregon Governor Katherine Brown and the state alleging the recently announced vaccine mandate is illegal under state and federal law.

Kingsley Firefighters Association, Inc. and the Oregon Fraternal Order of Police filed suit in Jefferson County Circuit Court contending the Governor Brown’s August 13, 2021 executive order mandating COVID19 vaccines for government employees violates Oregon common law, Oregon statutory law, the state’s constitution, and the US. Constitution of the United States.

The suit seeks a temporary restraining order.

Here is a copy of the complaint:

About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 40 years of fire service experience and 30 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.
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