General Electric employees in Schenectady rally against vaccine mandate

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (WNYT/WHEC) — General Electric employees rallied in Schenectady Friday afternoon over vaccine mandates.

The employees stand to lose their jobs on Dec. 8 if they are not vaccinated, or provide a medical or religious exemption.

It all stems from President Joe Biden’s executive order that says all companies that hold federal contracts must have their employees vaccinated against COVID-19.

The order also mandates vaccinations for all federal employees and private businesses with more than 100 employees.

GE is complying with the federal health mandate.