• GNDC statement on President Biden’s Executive Order: Federal Vaccine Mandate

    BISMARCK, ND (September 13, 2021) – Arik Spencer, GNDC President and CEO, released the following statement today regarding President Biden’s Executive Order specific to federal vaccine mandate and business mandates which occurred September 9.
     
    “GNDC stands in opposition to President Biden's recent sweeping executive order requiring the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to mandate employee vaccination in business with 100 or more employees or conduct weekly testing. Employers failing to comply would face significant fines. GNDC has long supported the right of employers to determine their own policies for their operations and workforce. Businesses know the best course of action for their functions, and it is their choice to determine the policies they enact. In the case of requiring COVID-19 vaccinations, regardless of the level of government, businesses should neither be required nor prevented from requiring their workforce to be vaccinated. These executive orders overreach and dictate decisions eliminating rights and freedom of business practices.”
     
    GNDC will be providing members regular updates as this situation evolves and plan to continue working with state and federal government officials and partners across the country to elevate free-market principles and amplify our members' voices.
     
    Members can review the executive order carefully and contact GNDC at 701.222.0929 with business-related questions or concerns.