“They’re going to rely on workers and their union representatives to file complaints where the company is totally flouting the law.”
Biden’s plan to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations at companies through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), is going to rely on people snitching on their employers.
Because OSHA doesn’t have enough employees to spy on companies all over the country, workers will be expected to blow the whistle on their employers. There’s nothing creepy about that.
CBS News and the AP report:
Whistleblowers to play key role in enforcing Biden vaccine rule
To enforce President Joe Biden’s new COVID-19 vaccine regulation, the Labor Department is going to need a lot of help. Yet its Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) doesn’t have nearly enough workplace safety inspectors to do the job.
The 490-page regulation will cover American businesses with at least 100 workers, or about 84 million employees in all. So the government will rely upon a corps of informers to identify violations of the order: Employees who will presumably be concerned enough to turn in their own employers if their co-workers go unvaccinated or fail to undergo weekly tests to show they’re virus-free.
What’s not known is just how many employees will be willing to accept some risk to themselves — or their job security — for blowing the whistle on their own employers…
“There is no army of OSHA inspectors that is going to be knocking on employers door or even calling them,” said Debbie Berkowitz, a former OSHA chief of staff who is a fellow at Georgetown University’s Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor. “They’re going to rely on workers and their union representatives to file complaints where the company is totally flouting the law.”
There’s something awfully familiar about all of this.
The Stasi had around 90,000 employees. That wasn’t the killer. The killer was they had around 200,000 informants.
Communist regimes always rely on the people betraying each other for the sake of regime approval. And the people always comply. https://t.co/nKquOEFhWh
— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) November 10, 2021
When you weaponize “whistleblowers” to enforce government mandates, they cease being “whistleblowers” and become secret police. https://t.co/77ob1NfhS3
— Viva Frei (@thevivafrei) November 10, 2021
Biden weaponizing an army of Karens. https://t.co/UWXayKrOqW
— Jon Gabriel (@exjon) November 9, 2021
Culture of snitches. https://t.co/GkTKaFm1II
— Omri Ceren (@omriceren) November 9, 2021
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) November 10, 2021
Here’s more from the Associated Press:
Jim Frederick, the acting chief of OSHA, told reporters that this agency will focus on job sites “where workers need assistance to have a safe and healthy workplace.”
“That typically comes through in the form of a complaint,” Frederick added.
Critics warn that whistleblowers have often faced retaliation from their employers and that OSHA has offered little protection when they do.
The new mandate, which Biden announced last week, is the administration’s most far-reaching step yet to prod more Americans to get a vaccine that has been widely available since early spring. The mandate will cover an estimated 84 million employees.
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