Shriner reports that Mayor Rick Kriseman won’t mandate vaccines for current employees. Shriner has been having an internal struggle with his employer about getting the vaccine. However, he was shocked to see that St. Pete will not be mandating it for the current employees. In a video released late last week, he made a statement explaining that he had been considering all options. Kriseman stated, “I’m not going to fight my employees because we need to fight the virus together,” but still urges employees to get vaccinated.
Kriseman has offered an incentive to get people vaccinated by giving up to two paid hours to get vaccinated. So not only will they have paid time to get the shot, but they will also get extra time off inside effects during the vaccination process. However, the unvaccinated are losing out in Kriesmans current mandate for employees. If they contract Covid, they will not receive the 80 hours of unpaid time offered to those vaccinated. In the video, the mayor said there needs to be punishment for the mandate, but he found unpaid leave or termination to be problematic.
[Source Tampa Bay Times]
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