ELMA, N.Y. (WIVB) — Hundreds of employees for the company Moog in Elma walked out over a vaccine mandate.

Federal contractors must be vaccinated by December 8, while federal employees must be vaccinated by November 22. This lines up with a mandate from the United States Department of Defense for defense contractors.

DiPietro said right now about half of Moog’s workers have not received their shots. Now employees are planning to walk off the job Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week.

“We can’t afford to allow our defense contractors for one second to have any kind of a slowdown or let down or walk out,” Assemblyman David DiPietro, (R) East Aurora.

News 4 has reached out to Moog for comment and we’re waiting to hear back.