Earlier this month, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Court issued a temporary stay blocking Joe Biden’s China Virus “vaccine” mandate for companies with one hundred or more employees, noting that there are “grave statutory and constitutional issues with the mandate.”
However, the Biden regime remains undeterred in its efforts to force companies to force unvaccinated workers out of a job. Rather, it is urging companies to disregard the court order and create “vaccine” mandates for their employees.
What’s more, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is now “seeking comment” to determine if companies with fewer than 100 employees should also be subject to the same mandate.
Many companies are falling in line with Biden’s wishes. Left-wing company CEOs have been more than eager to put “vaccine” mandates in place even before the “president” created a nationwide one.
Others are reluctantly adhering to the original January 4, 2022 deadline because they believe the current administration will eventually prevail in court.
Blue states have pushed ahead with forcing “vaccine” mandates on state employees, school teachers, first responders and others, firing those who refuse to get the jab. Hundreds of hospital employees, including nurses, have been either fired or put on unpaid leave for failure to comply with employer mandates.
On the other hand, many businesses and employees have pushed back against mandates. Company owners concerned about losing valuable employees have urged the government to reconsider the requirements, while employees have made it clear they would rather lose their jobs than submit to forced “vaccinations.”
Those who are concerned about the impact the mandates will have on the economy have good reason to be afraid.
Gartner Consulting has noted that companies could lose between 2-8% of their workforce. The loss could be especially devastating for companies if the firings lead to a particular department being severely short-staffed, and/or if the employees are highly-trained, experienced professionals who cannot be easily replaced. At the same time, job losses in some fields would far exceed a mere 8%.
As of November 1, 2021, only 72% of New York firefighters were vaccinated in advance of the state’s deadline. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has warned that up to 30% of his officers would not get the shot, as the department already faces a surge in retirements along with a dearth of qualified applicants.
The Biden regime hasn’t addressed those concerns whatsoever (no shocker there). In fact, they seem to be totally unconcerned about the devastation that could be wrought by pushing forward with the “vaccine” mandate. Even so, they have been unable to totally ignore the backlash.
In response to concerns by multiple industries about what could happen if multiple employees in a range of industries are let go during the holiday season, the mandate has been slated for January of next year instead of December, as originally planned. What’s more, truckers, who are currently in short supply and have pushed back against the mandate, are now exempt from it for the most part.
It’s no surprise that the “president” is urging companies to ignore the court stay on “vaccine” mandates in order to force American workers to get the shot or lose their ability to earn a living. After all, the administration ignored the Supreme Court earlier this year in a failed attempt to keep a nationwide eviction moratorium in place.
However, the “vaccine” requirements are almost certainly going to be far harder to keep in place than the current regime realizes.
States are fighting back, with some going as far as to ban “vaccine” mandates in a direct pushback to Biden’s policies. Employees are going on strike over the mandates, at a time when supply chain and employee shortages already have businesses on edge. Individuals who are standing their ground and refusing to get the shot are forcing companies to either reconsider the mandate, or face up to untold losses that could result in companies having to shut down or scale back services.
Furthermore, the Biden regime has no guarantee that it will prevail in the courts as the mandate is on shaky legal ground, and the stay could very well remain in place until the case reaches the Supreme Court.
But maybe that’s the plan: Push it to the COMPROMISED Supreme Court.
Smart, Joe. Smart.