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Biden Employer Vaccine Mandate Enforcement to Rely on Workplace Snitches

Biden Employer Vaccine Mandate Enforcement to Rely on Workplace Snitches

“They’re going to rely on workers and their union representatives to file complaints where the company is totally flouting the law.”

https://youtu.be/6VuDaBQS_nU

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.

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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At this point, it is well known that the vaccines only provide temporary immunity.

Just from the headline, “Stasi” came to my mind.

I’ve seen this elsewhere; why not threaten: no shot no welfare, or no shot, no EBT? Anyone…anyone…

    scooterjay in reply to Romey. | November 11, 2021 at 4:48 pm

    No, healthcare will be denied next.

      randian in reply to scooterjay. | November 11, 2021 at 8:22 pm

      “healthcare will be denied next”

      Already happening in Australia. Queensland first, the other provinces will presumably follow. The unvaccinated are denied non-emergency medical care other than childbirth and end-of-life care. If the definition of “non-emergency” is the same as in the US, the unvaccinated will be denied things like chemotherapy, tumor removals, blown tendon/ligament repairs, joint replacements, disease screening e.g. cancer testing. The press release doesn’t say if medications are included in the “non-emergency” designation. Suffice it to say that the plan as written is a threat to the life of tens of thousands of Australians. But don’t worry, if you’re about to die from the cancer they refused to screen for you can still get care.

This is the same OSHA rule that is currently enjoined and about to be found to be outside the authority of both OSHA and the Federal Government.

    henrybowman in reply to Joelist. | November 11, 2021 at 2:10 pm

    And the Biden Administration is sidestepping this with much the same dip and twirl as Texas is sidestepping the abortion injunction problem. Of course, when Texas does it, it’s “dangerously unconstitutional,” whereas when Biden does it, it’s “safety for the chillllldren.”

    Bucky Barkingham in reply to Joelist. | November 11, 2021 at 2:59 pm

    Don’t be shocked when Roberts and 4 Lib Justices at SCOTUS rule the vax mandate to be valid based on phony data from CDC and NIH. In fact the way things have been going lately Kavanaugh and Barrett may join them.

    As Mark Steyn has noted we threw off rule by one red robed tyrant for rule by 9 black robed ones.

I have yet to see anyone covering what eh Pfizer CEO told the Atlantic council about this drug. In short, it ain’t for a vaccine.

Everyone should do their part. Report every leftists company you can find. Keep the commies busy chasing their tails.

Could we please stop calling it a vaccine? Even Pfizer’s CEO admits it is not a vaccine.

https://thelibertyloft.com/2021/11/10/opinion-pfizer-ceo-calls-its-jab-gene-editing-exposes-his-clear-belief-in-eugenics/

“Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla had an hour-long interview on Tuesday with Frederick Kemp of the Atlantic Council in which he calls mRNA shots a “gene editing,” which is an admission the mRNA jabs are not vaccines. Bourla also claims that scientists can “repair the mistakes” in DNA, or in other words they can play God.”

It would really help our case if we didn’t continue to undermine our case by playing along with their false narrative. This is a genetic experiment. We are dealing with Dr. Frankensteins who have co-opted science for political purposes.

    LANGUAGE MATTERS

    I constantly comment on how language is used to manipulate people. This is a great example of that. My understanding is that they altered the definition of “vaccine” so that the Covid shots would fit within the definition.

      Two weeks ago. I’ve posted on that. It went from meaning immunization to merely suppressing symptoms. The CDC made the change because they were losing the argument because by citing their own definition. So they changed it. When things don’t got their way, they move the goal posts or change the rules. You can’t win. Nothing to discuss.

        henrybowman in reply to Pasadena Phil. | November 11, 2021 at 2:13 pm

        Ironically, although the CDC changed their definition to cover their asses, their superiors (NIH? DHS?) still maintain the original, valid definition on their website.

    Lucifer Morningstar in reply to Pasadena Phil. | November 11, 2021 at 5:08 pm

    And here is the actual video if you’d like to watch it. I would also recommend that everyone that can download the video and archive it before it disappears as this was evidently an “unlisted” video not for actual public consumption.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6ipLDKji_E

This seems easy enough. Just report on the violations of OSHA rules for actual safety. Bury OSHA in these complaints which are legitimately about workplace safety. Almost every company is in violation of some rule every single day. It’s just that the employees have been, up to this point, unwilling to make an issue of these violations because they don’t believe them to be important. Now, with OSHA being weaponized via their employer though? This might turn out way different than the Biden Admin envisioned.

    No, that’s just playing into their hands. The current administration plans on using OSHA as a giant club to beat up any company or employee organization who dares to defy them, so why give them an excuse?

    “Oh, no. We’re not shutting down your plant because you’ve been vocal about not requiring vaccinations for Covid. We’re shutting it down because your toilets are all an inch too short for our regulations. Good luck fighting *that* one in court.”

      CommoChief in reply to georgfelis. | November 11, 2021 at 2:02 pm

      Is it playing into their hands or hoisting them on their own petard? Given the current situation of a weaponized OSHA being enabled by corporations all to eager to use ‘OSHA made us’ as an excuse then why should the employees being jammed up show unrequited loyalty to their employer?

      henrybowman in reply to georgfelis. | November 11, 2021 at 2:17 pm

      That assumes the employees are “sabotaging” the non-COVID-compliant companies with physical workplace complaints. Instead, drown the COVID-Nazi companies with valid workplace complaints.
      This might be a useful weapon against DIE-pushing companies as well.

    TX-rifraph in reply to CommoChief. | November 11, 2021 at 2:43 pm

    This won’t work as OSHA will select which complaints have priority and the rest will be ignored. Sorta like deciding which votes will be counted.

      CommoChief in reply to TX-rifraph. | November 11, 2021 at 3:52 pm

      Do you mean to imply that OSHA would deliberately ignore it’s statutory mission and attempt to exercise some sort of unexplained power to discretion to prioritize it’s finite number of investigators to respond to complaints about vaccines which have zero basis in law and for which Congress has not authorized it?

      Fine by me if OSHA arrogantly chooses to completely undermine the basis for the very existence of the agency. The Congress seated post 2022 midterm and/or post 2024 Presidential election MAGA admin can simply zero out their funding.

      That is the only way to drain the swamp. Reform isn’t an option. Zero out their funding and start over. Determine what agencies should have their wings clipped and by how much. Then demonstrate the stones to follow through and do it.

        Look up the legal term “prosecutorial discretion”.

          CommoChief in reply to SDN. | November 11, 2021 at 11:57 pm

          Can they unlawfully decide to exercise discretion they don’t have to regulate an activity over which they have zero authority and in the process abandon their statutory mission?

          Sure they can. Criminals make the choice to commit crimes every day, OSHA won’t be any different if they do. Hopefully more people than just me understand that fact.

    Idonttweet in reply to CommoChief. | November 11, 2021 at 2:44 pm

    Didn’t OSHA tell employers to not report adverse vaccine reactions?

    What happens if employees start filing complaints and reports with OSHA that employers are creating a dangerous work environment by coercing/requiring employees to take an unapproved drug known to cause debilitating injuries in some cases? Or that employers are requiring employees wear masks that are ineffective in protecting against the COVID-19 virus, and actually increase the risk of respiratory illness?

    Inundate OSHA with those reports and complaints and force them to prove those measures are safe and effective or admit they aren’t.

    OSHA is unconstitutional anyways

Snitches should be dealt with the old fashioned way…
Behind the shed

    UserP in reply to gonzotx. | November 11, 2021 at 1:23 pm

    Snitches get stiches.

    CommoChief in reply to gonzotx. | November 11, 2021 at 2:12 pm

    Is that the shed where unmarked fuel containers are stored in violation of OSHA regulations? Does the landscaping crew use an overflow pad to contain spilled fuel and preventing environmental contamination? How about the backup generators and their fuel storage; every I dotted and T crossed? Did everyone who encounters hazardous materials receive the required training? Doubtful. Are multiple types of hazardous materials stored together without proper separation or inadequate ventilation?

    The very last thing corporations should want is employees who feel betrayed by their employer and co-workers over a vax mandate being emboldened to report the everyday OSHA violations these employees have ignored when they felt a reciprocal loyalty from and to their employer.

The large corporations will comply. This is another tactic to destroy small business. Leftists will help destroy small businesses because they are really are quite stupid (They think being a government slave is good as they will be able to spend all day playing video games and will be fed. Or something.)

    nordic_prince in reply to TX-rifraph. | November 11, 2021 at 7:25 pm

    Bingo – DING DING DING!

    randian in reply to TX-rifraph. | November 11, 2021 at 8:32 pm

    “The large corporations will comply”

    They will, and they will even if the Biden mandate never becomes effective. Now you have the problem of suing your employer when the Federal agencies want your lawsuit to fail and there isn’t a state law forbidding private mandates. The Feds might even join in helping your employer quash the suit if the company is large enough.

    This may make no difference if you’re in retail, but people like me (software engineers) always get routine background checks during hiring. They absolutely will find out I sued my last employer, which likely makes me unhireable anywhere in the industry. If I sue my employer I have to win, and get big payday too, or I’m basically screwed.

The snitches will be known as the Karen Kovid Korps.

Snitches get stitches.

“They’re going to rely on workers and their union representatives to file complaints where the company is totally flouting the law.”

Nice try, libtard, but this “mandate” is NOT law.

How does the legislation handle complaints by those who want to use the process to punish a politically non-aligned business?

Isn’t this the same OSHA plan that was just recently enjoined by a federal court? So, Xi-den is going to brazenly flout and ignore a court order and proceed as if the federal judiciary doesn’t exist?

That’s some astonishing, imperially arrogant and brazen Dhimmi-crat behavior for you. Acting just like a Soviet apparatchik of old.

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