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Three Major US Automakers Will Not Mandate Vaccines for UAW Members


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While the mainstream media pushes the newest COVID-19 variant, the vaccine mandate agenda is simultaneously unraveling.

Many workers find themselves on a deadline to receive the experimental gene therapy drug or lose their job.

Those that have held the line have not done so in vain.

We reported earlier today that a U.S. district judge blocked a federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers.

Not only are the mandates unconstitutional, but why would we take orders from a White House resident?

Thankfully, three big U.S. automakers are respecting medical choice.

Stellantis, General Motors, and Ford agreed not to force the United Auto Workers union members to take the experimental COVID-19 vaccine.

The COVID-19 Joint Task force, which includes UAW, Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis, said the mandatory vaccine would not serve as a condition of employment on Monday evening.

Workers’ vaccine status is also to remain private with voluntary disclosure only.

The UAW has not been supportive of making vaccines mandatory for their members.

Although the UAW encourages members to “get vaccinated,” they claim to understand personal reasons prevent some from getting the jab.

The UAW says they rely on over 400,000 members to make the decision themselves.

However, the Task Force is not letting up on the mask mandate, as they’ve decided it is in the best interest of “worker safety” to continue masking.

Here is more from the UAW website:

At a meeting Monday evening, the COVID-19 Joint Task Force, comprised of the UAW, Ford, General Motors and Stellantis, has aligned on a policy of voluntary and confidential disclosure of vaccination status for UAW members. Each company will provide additional communication to employees on how, where and when to report their vaccination status.

In addition to encouraging members to disclose their vaccination status, the Task Force continues to urge all members, coworkers, and their families to get vaccinated and get booster vaccinations against COVID-19, while understanding that there are personal reasons that may prevent some members from being vaccinated, such as health issues or religious beliefs.

After reviewing the status of CDC and OSHA guidelines, the Task Force also decided it is in the best interest of worker safety to continue masks in all worksites at this time.

While it is understood that masks can be uncomfortable, the spread of the Delta variant and recent data outlining the continued high rate of transmission in some geographic areas continue to be a serious health threat.

One of the best ways to fight this virus is by getting as many people as possible vaccinated. The more UAW members, coworkers and their families are vaccinated and have boosters, the quicker this deadly pandemic can be vanquished.

The Task Force will continue to closely monitor the COVID health status, and all legal and procedural changes to CDC and OSHA guidelines in order to ensure that everything possible is being done to keep families, members and employees safe.

Unfortunately, the protection only extends to U.S. union members.

Non-union salaried employees will likely be required to comply with Biden’s draconian mandate or face termination.

Last week, CNBC announced that non-union autoworkers must adhere to vaccine mandates.

Here is more from CNBC:

Automaker Stellantis, formerly Fiat Chrysler, will require U.S. non-union, salaried employees to be vaccinated by Jan. 5 or possibly face termination.

The maker of Jeep and Ram vehicles on Friday told its more than 14,000 salaried employees that they must submit proof of their Covid-19 vaccination status by Dec. 4 and receive their final dose by Jan. 5.

Stellantis will consider religious and medical exemptions for employees who can’t get vaccinated. Those who don’t receive an exemption and aren’t fully vaccinated by the deadline will be put on a 30-day unpaid leave of absence and could face termination after that, a company spokeswoman confirmed.

The automaker, in an emailed statement, said the mandate is to “ensure the safest working environment possible as the company prepares for a phased reopening of its U.S. offices in 2022.”

Nearly 80% of Stellantis’ U.S. salaried workforce already has self-reported that they are fully vaccinated, according to the company.

Automakers have been reluctant to mandate Covid vaccinations. Ford Motor earlier this month became the first major U.S. automaker to impose a vaccine mandate.

General Motors previously required salaried employees to submit their vaccination status but they have not implemented a mandate. A GM spokeswoman on Friday said the company does not have an update about any mandate at this time.

Neither mandates for Ford nor Stellantis involve their largest worker base, which are U.S. plant workers represented by the United Auto Workers union.

While it is excellent the UAW is standing up to protect workers’ medical freedom, it seems that only extends to their due-paying members.

If they were serious about medical freedom, wouldn’t the Task Force agree to vaccine-choice for all employees?

The protection of one class of workers’ freedoms over another doesn’t make sense logically.

Unless, perhaps, there was a union deal behind the scenes…or the virus can read union cards.

Will the major US automakers stand up for ALL their workers’ medical freedom or only impose the mandate on those without union protection?

The news today shows that our holding the line is working to make the vaccine narrative crumble.



 

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