With the Democrats and President Joe Biden pushing hard when it comes to the COVID-19 vaccine being mandatory for all Americans, many corporations are now facing “worker rebellions” and shortages as the vaccine mandate deadline draws closer. As it stands, barely half of the 10,000 workers at companies like Spirit AeroSystems and Textron Inc. have decided to not get the vaccine and fight the mandate. And according to a new Reuters report, it is only going to get worse. 

The report stated, “That means federal contract workers need to have received their last COVID-19 shot at least two weeks before the deadline to gain maximum protection, according to U.S. government guidance. With a three-week gap between shots of the Pfizer /BioNTech vaccine, workers must get the first jab by Wednesday. If the government holds fast to its deadline, it is already too late to choose Moderna’s vaccine, which is given in two doses four weeks apart. Workers could opt to get Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot vaccine until Nov. 24 to meet the deadline.”

Speaking to reporters, local Kansas Machinists union district head Cornell Adams said, “We’re going to lose a lot of employees over this.”

Issuing the executive one September 9th, President Biden required all employees working with the federal government to get vaccinated against COVID-19. They have until December 8th to be fully vaccinated to meet the deadline. 

Reuters also reported, “The rebellion has put Boeing executives in a bind. The company could lose skilled staff, but must comply with a presidential order.”

Currently, over 7,000 employees at the U.S. Boeing Co. have applied for some type of exemption when it comes to getting the vaccine. At a company that employs nearly 125,000 U.S. workers, that is roughly 6% of their workforce. 

It isn’t just airlines as the report added, “A group representing FedEx Corp, United Parcel Service Inc and other cargo carriers said it would be virtually impossible to have all their workforces vaccinated by the deadline.”

This piece was written by Jeremy Porter on November 3, 2021. It originally appeared in DrewBerquist.com and is used by permission.

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