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Pushback: Legal and public pressure forces California college to cancel plans to fire employees for not getting jab

The board of trustees of San Diego Community College
The board of trustees of San Diego Community College

They’re coming for you next: The board of trustees of San Diego Community College in late February 2023 had been moving to fire a number of teachers and employees because they all refused for various medical and religious reasons to get COVID shots or boosters.

The policy was senseless in all ways. As Tracy Kiser, a pregnant black professor who was refusing the jab because of the risk it posed to her unborn child, noted in a February 21st op-ed:

“Last year, after a decline in enrollment, the San Diego Community College District dropped the COVID-19 vaccine requirement for students, but it has not been dropped for faculty and staff,” wrote Kiser, who also directs her school’s math center. [emphasis mine]

If the college’s trustees believe blindly that the jab prevents COVID (which it does not) and wants to protect its employees, why does it allow those employees to teach unjabbed students?

The board’s idiocy was further illustrated by Kiser’s description of this incident during one board meeting:

During a Board of Trustees meeting on Dec. 15, Jim Mahler, the president of the American Federation of Teachers Union Local 1931 and a supporter of the vaccine mandate for faculty, joked that Chancellor Cortez should be recognized “for his efforts to get into ‘The Guinness Book of World Records’ for the individual with the most contracted variants of COVID.”

I was there to speak at the board meeting to defend my career. It was painful to hear how Board of Trustees members laughed and clapped for the chancellor testing positive for COVID-19 multiple times at the same time Chancellor Cortez says that people like me are “posing an unnecessary risk to others” because of my vaccination status.

The board considered it humorous that its chancellor had gotten jabbed and yet got the Wuhan flu multiple times anyway, yet was still willing to fire Kiser and others out of a insane belief that their unjabbed status somehow posed a risk.

Such people should never be allowed to run anything, especially a college. They do not know how to think.

The plan had been for the board to officially fire these employees at a March 2nd board meeting. The legal and public pressure however was enough to force them to back down. In fact, the pressure not only caused the board to cancel its termination plans, it agreed to reinstate those employees it had improperly fired previously.

No one, especially these employees of San Diego Community College, should relax their guard, however. This was not the first time the school’s trustees tried to fire people for not obeying absurd COVID mandates and was forced to back down. They tried to do it in 2021 and backed down when threatened with legal action. They then tried to do it again in 2022 and backed down again in 2023.

The brainless thugs that run this college are still in power and will remain so until the 2024 election. There is no reason to expect them to suddenly become rational and thoughtful. If you teach there be prepared to fight them again, and again, and again, about all kinds of stupid issues. They like to be dictators, and likely resent the resistance they have faced to their mindless authoritarian policies.

The real question will be whether local California voters will do anything to replace these thugs come the 2024 election. It would be right and proper for them to do so. It would also be reasonable to expect nothing to change, based on the past half century of American voting patterns.

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  • Jay

    That clown brought her own wig!

  • Blackwing1

    Yeah, having an expectant mother take the jab is no big deal. According to Pfizer itself during the “testing”:

    “What happened in those 32 pregnancies they followed up on? My hands are literally trembling as I write this, but here goes. In these 32 pregnancies, there were:
    – 23 spontaneous abortions
    – 2 spontaneous abortions with intra-uterine death
    So, 25 of the 32 pregnancies with known outcomes resulted in a miscarriage, a rate of 78%. Note that miscarriage normally occurs in only 12-15% of pregnancies
    – 2 premature births with neonatal death
    – 1 spontaneous abortion with neonatal death
    – 1 normal outcome
    Note that this only adds up to 29 known outcomes, but then they note that “two different outcomes were reported for each twin” and then they talk about “fetus/baby cases as separate from mother cases.” I have no idea how to interpret this explanation of outcomes, so it may have been one or two less (or more) deaths then.
    So, of the 32 pregnancies they knew the outcome of, 87.5% resulted in the death of the fetus or neonate.”

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  • James Street

    A meme to add a little space flavoring to the discussion

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