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The mandate’s enforcement could spell disaster for the US economy. OSHA’s jurisdiction applies to “industries as diverse as manufacturing, retail, delivery services, warehouses, meatpacking, agriculture, construction, logging, maritime, and healthcare.” Many sectors have already seen staff call in sick, apply for exemptions, or choose unemployment over getting vaccinated, and all are crucial for the normal functioning of the US economy.
Amid an already historic shortage of truck drivers, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) estimated last month that the nation’s largest trucking companies – who exclusively supply 80% of the country – could lose a further 37% of their drivers to the mandate. According to the ATA, a loss of even 1% of truck drivers “will be massive and crippling to our supply chain and economy.”
The newly released rules, issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration under the Labor Department, apply to businesses with 100 or more employees.
Businesses have until Jan. 4 to make sure their workers have received the shots necessary to be fully vaccinated.
All unvaccinated workers must begin wearing masks by Dec. 5 and provide a negative Covid test on a weekly basis after the January deadline, according to the requirements.
Companies are not required to pay for or provide the tests unless they are otherwise required to by state or local laws or in labor union contracts.
Within hours of the Biden administration unveiling a Jan. 4 deadline for 100 million workers to get vaccinated, a small business advocacy group announced it is filing a lawsuit seeking to block the measure.
“The Biden administration’s vaccine mandate is clearly illegal and will have a devastating impact on our small business community and our entire economy," said Alfredo Ortiz, the CEO of the Job Creators Network.
This morning the Biden regime announced that it may expand the politically divisive vaccine mandate to businesses with less than 100 employees, subjecting small businesses – the backbone of America’s economy – to $14,000 fines if they do not fire their unvaccinated workers or test them weekly for COVID-19.
After the news broke this morning that the Biden regime was moving ahead with its COVID-19 vaccine mandate despite staggering losses in Virginia, it was later reported that the vaccine mandate may be expanded after a 30-day public comment period.
“OSHA left open the possibility of expanding the requirement to smaller businesses,” reported the Associated Press. “It asked for public comment on whether employers with fewer than 100 employees could handle vaccination or testing programs.”
originally posted by: musicismagic
Biden must know the end is near for his administrations anti-American and the pro-patriotism of Americans.
I wonder who has the most damaging mud on Biden and Harris. This administration was orchestrated to demoralize the American backbone of the workforce. If you all don't believe that is Part one of someone's plan, well.. have some peanut butter and jelly sandwiches over an empty bottle of Jim Beam.
Q: Can a covered contractor comply with workplace safety requirements from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, including pursuant to any current or forthcoming Emergency Temporary Standard related to COVID-19, instead of the requirements of the Task Force Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors?
A: No. Covered contractors must comply with the requirements set forth in the Task Force Guidance regardless of whether they are subject to other workplace safety standards.