By AlaskaWatchman.com

Over the past few weeks, we have seen thousands of flights cancelled, store shelves emptied and millions of businesses struggling to maintain adequate manpower to stay afloat. Some of this is undoubtedly due to massive federal payouts that disincentivize Americans from returning to the workforce, but something else is also afoot.

Millions of highly qualified teachers, doctors, technicians, pilots, truck drivers and many other professionals are simply refusing to be injected with a COVID shot which entails risk of serious illness and, in tens of thousands of documented cases, even death.

It turns out, that if forced to choose between their job and their health, many Americans will opt for the latter. As a result, the nation is entering an unprecedented collapse of the workforce.

It won’t be easy, or even without consequences, but it’s time for companies to stand with employees and simply refuse to force hard working men and women to choose between their livelihoods and the jab.

For some companies, this may mean losing contracts and restructuring business models to protect the fundamental right of employees to determine their own healthcare.

There is evidence, however, that by standing up to unjust mandates, businesses will find people flocking to support them – both employees and customers.

If you know of Alaska companies taking this stand, please let us know.

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Employee mandates are driving society to its knees

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 20 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


36 Comments

  • Burt says:

    Untold millions are out of the workforce due to injection deaths and debilitating injuries.

    • Dr Science says:

      Simply not true. But why let facts ruin a good story.

      • Buzz Kelley says:

        Hey Dr Science,
        This is just my opinion but if you REALLY want to talk science maybe you should offer up some credibility and use your real name. A two year old can throw dog turds from behind a rock.

  • Greg Cheney says:

    Who will put their tails between their legs like cowardly dogs and yield to the dictates of a power-mad government/corporation alliance?

    Who will be courageous and stand against this evil?

    Friends, there is something worse than death – and it’s living knowing you did nothing to protect your family from this onslaught of evil.

    Do not submit – No King But Christ

  • Michael Totten says:

    With a 99 percent recovery rate after infection you don’t need the jab this is just the government trying to dictate to the masses so they can control all the means of production. This is exactly how WW2 got started. If the jab was as safe as they say it is then why are they pushing it so hard? Because big pharma makes trillions off the ignorance of the willing sheep.

    • Proud Alaskan says:

      Right, there just a much of sheep
      The shot doesn’t work you can still get covid and give covid to someone. And you can not prove that the shot makes you less sick.

      • Dr Science says:

        Yep, everyone is a sheep except for the people that agree with you.

      • Greg Cheney says:

        Dr. Science – ha. Interesting moniker to hide behind.
        The sheep are those who blindly follow the big government/corporation alliance. It is not new, it is history repeating itself. Even with so many dissenting professional and personal voices, you and your ilk follow behind your coercive master. I can just hear you now: “Heil, mein Fuhrer!”

      • Steve says:

        Well said Greg! But Dr Science won’t comprehend a word you wrote, it’s a disease the government doesn’t want to cure.

      • swrrat says:

        Anybody notice they only force the jab on working people? Why is congress exempt? Why isn’t anybody who’s on government assistance, Welfare, food stamps, unemployment, etc. required to get the jab before they can collect government hand outs? Why are illegal immigrants turned loose in the U.S.A not forced to get the jab? That is all you need to know about the vaccine Dr. Puppet. Government has to make sure the working people are able fund their cause.

      • Elizabeth Henry says:

        Mandates accomplish virtually nothing. Vaccinated employees will randomly still get Covid, can still spread Covid, still have to quarantine the same amount of time when they get Covid. They may indeed have a less severe case hence not clogging our hospitals and thar is worthy, but for most employers there is very little reason to mandate. It is all senseless, knee jerk reacting. And mindless. Hence, whom are the blindly following sheep?

    • A wretched sinner. That Jesus saved. says:

      I work for one of the utilities in south central, and when this all started and they sent us home to keep us safe I asked who’s gonna pay for all this. Someone from HR said it’s covered by the government. I had a sinking feeling in my stomach. Because at that point they wouldn’t be able to say no!

      I just want one CEO in south central from a utility to say you want to takeaway our workers rights and force them to do this then No gas or electricity or phones.
      If you fire someone for medical freedom then do it without any of the things that this free country offers.
      You can be a communist in Alaska but it’s gonna be cold dark and with no one to talk to.

      • R C says:

        Not just dark. When there is no one to fix the servers in the wire centers, the e911 system, internet on the bases, telephone and internet across the state beginning Dec 9– maybe then people will stop complaining and actually stand with these workers. People need to wake up and realize when these essential workers are fired it will directly affect every single person in the state. Put pressure on the governor’s office. Put pressure on your representatives. PUSH BACK!

      • Dr Science says:

        CEOs of large companies get to that position because they are smart. They believe in science and respect the opinion of doctors. They are doing the right thing. This is a free country and you have the right to not take the vaccine, you just don’t have the right to work for an employer who doesn’t want you because you don’t respect science or those that are more educated than you are.

      • Dr. Schience says:

        Wait… I’m sorry are you saying they earned their position as CEOs!?! This is news to me!!! I thought it was white privilege! Omg someone lied to me about the invisible backpack! I’m going to do whatever the corporations and the government tell me to do.

      • Wisdom Cries in the Streets says:

        Explain to me, Dr. Science, why a healthy man would be asked to leave his job when 70%+ of his coworkers are vaccinated. Where is the danger? The healthy man is tested weekly, and he is wearing a mask. Are the vaccinated? The argument that this is science-based is nonsensical.
        The employers are not firing people because the employees “do not respect the science” they’re firing people because the employers are cowards. They are weak and unprincipled. But you are right about something, they have every right to be weak and unprincipled; but they don’t have the right to force their employees to be the same.

  • Wisdom Cries in the Streets says:

    Credit where credit is due: some oil companies are doing their best not to capitulate to, what many consider, the unconstitutional dictate from the Emergency Order imposing mandates on anyone working with federal employees or on federal land. This doesn’t stop many of those WITHIN these companies from trying to coerce employees and contractors into getting the vaccine though. I pray to God the employees that don’t want this, or caved but are sorry for it, will stand together against it until this is decided in the courts. For the life of me I cannot understand why our Senators and Congressman are not fighting this with their every breath. Alaska’s economy is dependent on oil, whether you like it or not, and with 90% of our state being owned by governments it is increasingly becoming a hostile place to live for privately-employed citizens.

    • JC says:

      I wish my husband’s company was one not coercing the mandate. He’s been on the Slope 26 years and now must choose between the jab or the job. Sure, they say you can ask for an exemption (and we firmly have a religious one) but the path there is the same one cows take to their slaughter. It’s a series of narrow fences and turns all meant to get to the same end, the kill shot.

  • Dr Science says:

    This article is just nonsense. The global supply chain problem is due to deaths, illnesses, and shutdowns caused by COVID. 95% of the employees that are mandated to take the vaccine have done so.

    • Proud Alaskan says:

      Shutdowns are because of this woke group people trying to run this country. Madness
      How many people died from the flu this year none, it’s all covid. Bull Crap.
      And all this Free money for not working. More madness.
      All of you AFRAID sheep stay home and let the rest of us get on with are life’s.

    • JC says:

      I suspect a good number of those 95% did not get that jab willingly. When faced with losing one’s livelihood or getting the shot, the choice is limited. It’s coercion, especially if one is Covid recovered. Very odd that natural immunity is not being considered.

    • Andy says:

      Ok, Biden lover.

    • Dr. Schience says:

      Thank you for your opinion fake Dr. Science. I just so respect the opinion of anonymous internet strangers who hide behind fake screen names!

    • swrrat says:

      Dr. Ignorant, you are the problem. If the vaccine works like they said it does than what difference would it make if you are around an unvaccinated person? The vaccine will protect you right? First they told you to mask up, then they told you to get the vaccine and you won’t have to wear the mask. Then they told you to get vaccinated and wear the mask. Now they tell you if your are vaccinated you will still get Covid but not as bad? Repeat that to yourself again Dr. Seuss and try and let that sink into that thick skull of yours. News flash, viruses never go away, you are surrounded by them everyday, SARS, Zika, West Nile, Ebola, Flu, Swine, etc. etc.

  • Steve+Peterson says:

    “Dr Science”, it is obvious that you are a statist troll. Nobody takes you seriously, and anyway, your fellow sheep want you back. Baaaahhh, baaaaahh.

  • Andy says:

    Avoid the vax it is a toxin and the cause of all this wretchedness.

  • Ross+Perrine says:

    Everyone needs to WAKE UP and realize that this Controlled Demolition of the USA, is proceeding as planned! Klaus Schwab and the Global Elite’s are very pleased with the progress Xiden has made destroying our country in such a short time! The Total Destruction of the US Dollar, US Military, US Constitution, and all Patriots willing to fight for Our Constitution is their goal! They must bring Americans to their knees as a precondition for the implementation of their “Build Back Better” = Master Plan by the Global Technocracy for Total Control of Humanity and every aspect of our lives.

  • G Aleution says:

    The mandates are illegal as all get out and those who are forcing them will get sued all over this country.

  • Voice of reason says:

    I am floored by those who are claiming that people should be free to make their own healthcare decisions on one hand would then turn around and judge that decision.

    I hate to sound all “reasonable” here, but…

    If you don’t want to get vaccinated, look at all of your options – weigh them constructively so you can make your own informed decision based upon your needs.

    And then, be open to the idea of reevaluating based upon new research or changes in your life.

    That doesn’t make you a sheep, that makes you own your decision far more than those who are standing on political ground. Because this, like any other vaccine, is a health decision, not a political view, and should be treated as such.

    If you qualify for an exemption, file for it. You are legally entitled to file. There might be stipulations – weekly testing, no business travel, etc, but it’s worth it to be able to make the personal decision.

    Bottom line – getting in line to judge those who chose to vaccinate makes people “sheep” too. Let people make their decisions, while you make yours.

    • G Aleutian says:

      No nano infested sticks at the nasal orifices uppon sociopathic whim, curiosity nor illegal command. It’s not anyone’s medical beeswax.

    • Proud Alaskan says:

      Ok
      Then tell the woke sheep people, to leave us alone so we can go about our life’s.
      I’ve made my decision no mask wearing or shot for me.
      Stop trying to control are life’s. Your making a class of people. That are no better or different then us non-shot no masking wearing people.
      Yes little sheep walk over to the edge it’s ok we’re in control.

  • Greg says:

    “Voice of Reason”: Though you may sound wise and reasonable to yourself, and in the end you advocate for personal choice, your critique of those who speak against getting the shot is flawed. You are not comparing apples to apples. It is one thing to live in a society where people can attempt to reason with one another, and even criticize each other for their decisions. Through criticism, or making “judgments” in discourse, we are able to solidify or even change our minds about previously held views. I don’t care if anyone criticizes me, and I have no problem offering criticism to others. Some of us have medical AND moral reasons to reject the jab. Of course we are going to speak against it…but we aren’t trying to force people NOT to get the dangerous, abortion tainted shot. That is something else entirely. Freedom and criticism are not opposites as you seem to imply.

  • Buzz Kelley says:

    I would so welcome a list of companies, both in Alaska and in America, that are NOT woke. Where might one go to find such a list?

  • Elizabeth Henry says:

    For what it is worth – do contact the governor. By email, snail mail, faxed letter. This is getting beyond ridiculous and is far more a politicized knee jerk reaction than effective.
    https://gov.alaska.gov/contact/email-the-governor/

    If anyone wants help with what to write (minus cursing or other expletives ) here is what I just emailed and will craft into letter to fax.

    Dear Governor Dunleavy,

    First, I am not ‘anti-fax’ and am vaccinated for Covid, via Pfizer. I am though against the mandating of this vaccine.

    1. Even though it was approved by the FDA, it was done so under emergency order. The side effects and efficacy are still being studied. I myself had a myriad of effects after my second dose, leading to an in person phone interview with a Pfizer research nurse representative, and my doctor filing with VAERS. We as recipients are part of the research. This is great but should be a choice at this point.

    2. Only a small segment of our working population have to work closely with vulnerable people. Why the heck would railroad workers, electricians, or pilots have to be vaccinated? There are other things they can do to protect others effectively.

    3. If the mandate is to lessen employees out sick, well the efficacy is proving that not super effective as the vaccinated are still getting sick, resulting in the same quarantine, the same viral transmission and the same effect on those around them as well as family and friends who are also supposed to quarantine if exposed.

    4. Those not getting vaccinated can provide protection to others by regular testing, strict hygiene protocol such as hand washing, masking and distancing. This worked well before the vaccine.

    5. The politicization of all of this is disgusting, it is indeed a gross violation of human rights, especially given the issues with efficacy and on going research.

    In summary, the mRNA technology is amazing and hopefully will prove to be the future of immunization. Until we know more though, no one should be forced to be part of the research.

    Please, set the narrative here and protect Alaskans from losing their careers and livelihood. This affects all of us very negatively, whether vaccinated or not.

    Thank you.
    Respectfully,

  • DB2 says:

    “And HE also said, “It is finished! I am the Alpha and the Omega—the Beginning and the End. To all who are thirsty I will give freely from the springs of the water of life. All who are victorious will inherit all these blessings, and I will be their God, and they will be my children. “But cowards, unbelievers, the corrupt, murderers, the immoral, those who practice witchcraft, idol worshipers, and all liars—their fate is in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.””
    ‭‭Revelation‬ ‭21:6-8‬ ‭NLT‬‬
    https://bible.com/bible/116/rev.21.6-8.NLT

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