Despite Joe Biden’s vaccine requirement for federal contractors being blocked by a federal judge, Ford Motor Company is still moving forward with requiring COVID vaccination for salaried employees after months of push back or will face unpaid leave.
Last December, a federal judge on Tuesday blocked Joe Biden’s vaccine requirement for federal contractors nationwide. And this month, the Supreme Court blocks Biden’s OSHA vax mandate for private businesses with 100+ employees in 6-3 votes.
An employee from Ford Co., who would like to stay anonymous, reached out to TGP and is asking for help to expose the unconstitutional vaccine mandate imposed by the company.
Here is an excerpt from the email:
I work at Ford Motor Company. Salary employees at the company have been required to comply with the OSHA vaccine mandate, federal contractor vaccine mandate, and now that both of those have failed, Ford Motor Company is now moving forward with their own mandate.
Ford has salary employees who have largely worked from home, which are all required to get the vaccine. They have salary employees that work in person at the plants that are not required to get the vaccine. They have hourly workers that work in person and are not required to get the vaccine. They have union workers who work in person but they are not required to get the vaccine. They have Ford credit salary employees which largely work from home and are not required to get the vaccine.
Attached is the latest email from the company and a Q&A document that Ford published to employees specifying the dates, the personnel that fall under the mandate, and their logic for mandating vaccination for salary employees only.
Ford announced its vaccination reporting status on September 27, 2021. All employees were required to report their vaccination status by October 8, 2021. Due to the stay placed on the Federal Contractor mandate and the OSHA mandate, Ford moved its vaccination date 3 times. First, it was December 8, 2021. Then it was January 18, 2022. Now it is February 11, 2022.
As outlined in the attached email from Ford, all employees that have not reported their status will be placed on indefinite unpaid leave starting February 11, 2022.
Others have submitted their Religious or Medical Accommodation Requests since September 2021 and they are still waiting for a response from the company more than 3 months later. We are not confident that our requests for accommodation will be approved as company leadership has stated that the only way they see moving forward is with everyone vaccinated.
I am requesting your help to get this story out to the public for support, for the Ford employees that are being forced to get the vaccine or lose their livelihood.
It does not make sense that Ford would mandate vaccines for workers that are remote but not for workers that are in person.
According to Ford’s updated vaccination guidelines, they won’t accept proof of COVID-19 antibodies (due to prior infection) as proof of vaccination. It doesn’t make sense.