I’ve said for some time that Democrats are ripe for the picking. They fight more internally than they let on. And the battle over vaccinations sets up like a battle royale.
Consider the #MeToo movement, for example. The “it’s my body” crowd has been relatively quiet over Biden’s Gestapo tactics on vaccines. But that’s not the case with all Leftists.
According to Front Page, one of the largest unions opposes vaccine mandates for its employees.
The union has been very clear from the start that it opposes vaccine mandates, but it’s been quiet about it. It’s now becoming less quiet with SEIU 1199 in New York launching a public campaign.
VACCINE YES MANDATE NO
• Healthcare workers have the right to make personal health decisions.
• Vaccine mandates disregard deep-seated fears instilled by our country’s history of non-consensual medical testing and mistreatment of racial and ethnic minority groups.
• Enhanced COVID-19 testing and continued masking for healthcare workers who choose not to be vaccinated provides adequate protection for patients and employees.
SEIU has over 1.9 million employees in about 100 occupations. That’s not the big problem for Team Demento when it comes to vaccinations. The bigger issue is who makes up the union.
Black and brown people make up the majority of SEIU jobs, at least per capita. So Team Demento lost a powerful ally. And as Front Page reports, the new mandates are already proving costly from an optics point of view.
In mid-June, New York-Presbyterian Hospital announced a vaccine mandate for its employees.
The 1199SEIU president, George Gresham, threatened a lawsuit and possibly even a strike in response.
“Whether there is a legal challenge that we can make, or whether it’s just a pure organizational challenge that we can make, we are not going to just give in,” Gresham told WNYC/Gothamist.
1199SEIU is the largest local branch of the national Service Employees International Union.
Holy Mother of Nolan Ryan…a strike! That won’t look good on Biden’s resume. “Oppressor of Black and Brown People.”
Did SCOTUS make the right decision on medical mandates for large businesses?
How about a marquee location for a strike? Like San Francisco.
The article continues,
A number of other SEIU branches have also come out against vaccine mandates. And an even bigger explosion is brewing in San Francisco.
San Francisco’s employee unions snapped back against an order that city workers receive a coronavirus vaccination on penalty of firing, calling for a more collaborative approach, while an advocacy group warned that Black workers could be disciplined more often than others under the mandate.
The Service Employees International Union Local 1021, which represents 20,000 San Francisco employees, called the policy a “threatening mandate” Thursday. SEIU and other unions said the city would have to negotiate it with unions rather than imposing it unilaterally.
The responses came a day after city officials announced that all 35,000 city employees would need to be vaccinated once the Food and Drug Administration fully approves a vaccine. The city said medical and religious exemptions would be allowed, but that employees who refused vaccinations without obtaining an exemption would be subject to discipline including firing.
Any such change in work rules is subject to collective bargaining, said the unions and the advocacy group Black Employees Alliance and Coalition Against Anti-Blackness, which called the city’s policy insensitive to Black workers.
Strike or exemptions. Either way, Team Demento and the “vaxxers” lose.