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Starbucks Ends Its Plan to Require Worker Vaccination and Testing


“It was not our own independent policy,” said Reggie Borges, a spokesman for the company. “We knew OSHA was requiring it, the Supreme Court hadn’t ruled on it one way or the other and we needed to make sure our partners were supported and prepared to be in compliance.”Some major employers, including Walmart and Amazon, had held off on issuing broad vaccine requirements while OSHA’s rule was entangled in legal proceedings. Others, including United Airlines and Tyson Foods, made their own rules. A November poll of 543 companies by the consulting firm Willis Towers Watson found that 57 percent either required or planned to require Covid vaccines, i …

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