Vaccine-based bonuses for workers raise concerns

Above, Elizabeth McKenna, left, of Pawtucket receives a COVID-19 vaccination from Rhode Island Disaster Medical Assistance volunteer Kristen Poshkus at Kirkbrae Country Club in Lincoln earlier this year. / PBN FILE PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE
PROVIDENCE – As COVID-19 case counts continue to rise, and the state of Rhode Island appears perched to institute a bonus program for union state workers that get vaccinated, some think it might not be such a good idea. “We should not be giving out taxpayer dollars to fund a bonus to select people who…

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