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There was a time when Republicans tended to be pro-business conservatives who understood that when it comes to government meddling, less is more. Yet in Ohio, pending legislation in the House of Representatives would tell both public and private employers they are prohibited from requiring employees to receive vaccinations. Further, the bill would also prevent workers from being fired for refusing to get vaccinated, and it would allow workers to sue their employers if they believed their rights were violated under the new law.
Meanwhile, both the Ohio Chamber of Commerce and the Ohio Manufacturers’ Association have testified against the bill, correctly pointing out the degree to which it interferes with employers’ rights to operate their businesses as they see fit.
The chamber “strongly believes that employers should have the freedom to operate their businesses, to make decisions about protecting…