A few hundred General Electric employees walked off the job at a company facility in Schenectady, New York, on Friday, in protest of the firm mandating that all U.S. employees must get vaccinated for COVID-19 or face termination, according to new reports.
The demonstration is the latest of several protests held by GE employees in multiple states since the firm announced the vaccination requirement.
GE announced the mandate last week, joining other large employers in forcing the vaccines for workers to be in compliance with the Biden administration's deadline for all federal contractors to have fully vaccinated workforces by Dec. 8.
On Wednesday, dozens of people – including GE employees – protested outside one of the company's facilities in in Lafayette, Indiana, according to The Center Square.
So far, the New York protest is estimated to be the largest.
WTEN-TV's Mikhaela Singleton reported that the number of Schenectady workers totaled 200-plus, and provided a picture of the group marching around the sign donning GE logo outside the plant.
Footage shared by WNYT-TV's Jonathan Hunter showed the protesting employees carrying "Don't Tread on Me" flags.
GE has not yet responded to FOX Business' request for comment on the demonstrations.