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Pushback against blacklists: Boeing cancels mandate to fire workers who don’t get COVID shot

When Boeing was a great company
The 747: built when Boeing was a great company.

Do not comply: Boeing announced late last week that it is canceling its requirement that its workers get the COVID shots or be faced with termination.

The aircraft manufacturer said in an internal memo that it made the decision after a federal appeals court last month upheld its stay on President Biden’s vaccine mandate for companies with at least 100 employees.

It also appears that the decision was not solely for legal reasons. According to Boeing’s statement, “over 92% of the company’s U.S.-based workforce having registered as being fully vaccinated or having received a religious or medical accommodation.” That sounds nice, but based on the number of employees Boeing has, it means the company would have lost more than 10,000 employees if it had gone through with the mandate. Losing that many workers in one blow is likely something Boeing management did not want to deal with, especially considering the company’s numerous quality control problems.

It seems the refusal of so many employees to comply with this oppression medical edict was a major factor in forcing the company to back down. Boeing can’t afford to face a worker shortage at this time, especially as it struggles to get the 737-Max airplane back in operation and launch its Starliner manned space capsule.

Nor is Boeing the only major company to back down. Amtrak has done so, as have numerous healthcare and hospital networks.

Since these “vaccines” appear to do little to prevent someone from getting COVID-19, and in the case of the newest Omicron variant the preliminary data suggests they are useless, why mandate the shots at all? To continue to do so in the face of these basic facts suggests that a lot of people are not using their brains, and are on automatic fear control, irrelevant of reality.

A lot of companies however are beginning to realize that — based on these obvious facts — forcing people to get shots or get fired exposes the company to serious legal risk. Anyone fired or who becomes ill because of the shot will have good grounds for a lawsuit against the company.

Moreover, why panic at all? The data continues to show that COVID-19 is relatively harmless, that about 99.3% of the population survives it. It doesn’t kill you, it only makes you sick like the flu. And like the flu, only the old and very sick are in danger from it, and those individuals are generally not in the workforce.

More companies need to defy the Biden mandates. More employees need to refuse to comply. The more people refuse to follow these nonsensical edicts the more chance there is they will finally go away.

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10 comments

  • James Street

    I’m betting this will be the way most companies go. If you don’t want to be vaxxed hold off until the last possible moment and your company will probably fold.

  • Jeff Wright

    Nice photo-where is that nose section?

  • Jay

    That one is at Narita Airport in Tokyo. At first I thought I thought they chopped the first prototype “City of Everett”, but that plane on display is still whole at the Boeing Museum of Flight south of Seattle. They both have the red stripes and the airline stickers. I highly recommend that museum, it has a great collection. I still think it should have gotten one of the space shuttles, but that is another story…

  • Neoluddite

    I wonder if Boeing has come to the same realization as another company I am familiar with: The vaccine resistors may be a small percentage of total employees, but they are the majority of the independent, original thinkers that drive innovation.

  • wayne

    Neoluddite-
    following on that thought…..

    Pareto Distribution & Price’s Law
    Dr. Jordan Peterson
    https://youtu.be/BZMBdRfbk6A
    13:31

    “Price’s Law; The square root of the number of people in a productive domain produce half the output.”

  • wayne

    and on a more poetic note….

    Jordan Peterson / Akira The Don 🦞🌊
    “Those Who Have Everything”
    https://youtu.be/68X3w6uFwyw
    5:34

    “To those who have everything more will be given
    And from those who have nothing everything will be taken.”

  • Edward

    Jay,
    The Museum of Flight dropped the Boeing name. I also highly recommend it for anyone visiting the area.
    https://www.museumofflight.org

    In addition, Boeing has a tour of their factory, also in the Seattle area, and I recommend this, too.
    https://www.boeing.com/company/tours/

  • Jay

    Edward,
    When did the name change happen? I think the last time I was at the museum was in 2015.

    If you ever go into section or gallery about WWII planes and you see a cutaway Jumo-004 jet engine, I can tell you the history of that engine. I tried telling the people of the museum, but they did not care.
    That is the first captured jet engine by US forces. It was sent to Wright-Patterson AFB for analysis then sent to the University of Idaho for testing. In the 60’s the engineering school was getting rid of it and a student bought it for $1.00. That student went on to get a PhD, worked in industry and taught in the public schools. He later returned to his U of I to teach there.
    He cut away sections from the jet engine added a motor and lights to demonstrate the theory to his students. That doctor was my advisor and when they closed that department in the school, he donated the engine to the museum. I still have a copy of his thesis on what he was doing with the jet engine somewhere around here.

  • wayne

    Jay–
    Great back-story!!

  • Edward

    Jay,
    You asked: “When did the name change happen? I think the last time I was at the museum was in 2015.

    They were not using the name “Boeing” in 2013, when I was there. Looking at that bastion of truth and accuracy, Wikipedia, I see that “Boeing” may never have been part of the name, so I may have been wrong that they dropped the name that they may have never had.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Museum_of_Flight#History

    The Museum of Flight can trace its roots back to the Pacific Northwest Aviation Historical Foundation, which was founded in 1965 to recover and restore a 1929 Boeing 80A-1 … In 1968, the name “Museum of Flight” first appeared in use in a 10,000-square-foot facility, rented at the Seattle Center. Planning began at this time for a more permanent structure, and preliminary concepts were drafted.

    If it never had “Boeing” as part of its name, then why would so many people think it does? Perhaps because it has focused so heavily on Boeing aircraft, is located next door to a Boeing airfield, and incorporate’s Boeing’s Red Barn building.

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