LOS ANGELES COUNTY, California (LifeSiteNews)— Liberal California Congressman Ted Lieu has been caught vacationing and enjoying the world while telling the U.S. House of Representatives that he cannot travel to D.C. “due to the ongoing public health emergency.”
RedState reported that Lieu “took his elderly parents on a cruise to Bermuda for Thanksgiving, then traveled to Hawaii for Christmas, and went to an NFL game at Los Angeles’ Sofi Stadium *maskless* with his wife and brother in October.”
The publication’s two articles contain photos of Lieu’s travels. When he is not challenging Catholic bishops to deny him Communion for a host of mortal sins he publicly promotes, he apparently enjoys vacationing.
On January 10, just two weeks after travelling to Hawaii, Lieu filed a proxy vote request, asking that another Congressman be allowed to vote in his place.
IKEA, the retail furniture giant, has announced that it will CUT sick pay for unvaccinated employees who are forced to quarantine after being exposed to Covid-19 in the United Kingdom!
That's right: In the ongoing global effort to discriminate against unvaccinated people, massive corporations like IKEA are taking things to the next level, and planning to deprive working people of the pay they're entitled to simply because of their vaccination status!
That's why we're asking you to SIGN and SHARE this petition calling on IKEA's executive leadership to discontinue any unfair policies that target unvaccinated workers and threaten them with reduced pay, or face a worldwide boycott of their stores and products.
This new policy will strip unvaccinated IKEA employees who have come in contact with someone who's tested positive for Covid-19 and, therefore, forced to isolate themselves, from well over half of their normal sick pay.
According to a report from Daily Mail, IKEA workers in the U.K. make, on average, between £404 and £452 per week. However, under the corporation's ridiculous new Covid policy, they can expect to make about £96.35 instead -- just because they've chosen against getting the vaccine.
To be clear: As the Omicron variant continues to rise, it's become more and more obvious that the Covid-19 vaccine is largely ineffective at preventing transmission and infection of the virus.
And it also goes without saying that everyone, everywhere should be able to opt against getting this experimental shot -- be it for medical, ethical, faith-based, or simply personal reasons -- without it affecting their ability to make a living and provide for their families.
But, as things currently stand, it would appear that IKEA executives disagree.
While the company has tried to sugar-coat the new policy to the best of their abilities, claiming that "this is an emotive topic and all circumstances will be considered on a case by case basis," the fact remains that any such policy seeks to penalize workers for being unvaccinated -- plain and simple.
And it's obvious where things are headed should this policy stay in place: Affected employees will inevitably opt against disclosing any known contact with a Covid-positive person in order to avoid unfairly losing their pay.
Regardless, this is unacceptable and IKEA must rethink things going forward.
So let's let them know where WE stand, and that, until they revoke this misguided, discriminatory pay policy, we will NOT continue to patronize their company or use their products any longer.
So please SIGN and SHARE this petition calling on IKEA's leadership to abandon this policy (and any future policies) that would, in any way, discriminate against employees in the U.K. for choosing against getting vaccinated for Covid-19.
It shouldn't be any multi-billion-dollar corporation's responsibility or prerogative to withhold pay from their workers just because they've chosen to retain the basic right to make important medical decisions for themselves without undue influence or coercion.
IKEA has let us know how they feel. Now it's time to share with them how we feel.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
'Retail giant Ikea will drastically cut sick pay of unvaccinated UK employees': https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/retail-giant-ikea-will-drastically-cut-sick-pay-of-unvaccinated-uk-employees/
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Lieu previously criticized the “tyranny of the minority” who were choosing not to wear masks as of July 2021, 14 months after the COVID shutdowns began.
“You have NO RIGHT to spread your respiratory droplets on me, on others, in public spaces and in businesses,” Lieu said in a tweet, responding to an account with 182 followers. “The majority of reasonable Americans are going to fight the tyranny of the minority who insist they can leave their saliva anywhere. And we will win.”
You have NO RIGHT to spread your respiratory droplets on me, on others, in public spaces and in businesses.
The majority of reasonable Americans are going to fight the tyranny of the minority who insist they can leave their saliva anywhere. And we will win. https://t.co/NrSnm7qh8a
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) July 30, 2021
“Conservatives laugh at Lieu’s stunts because we’ve been following common sense prevention measures instead of joining the Cult of Fauci,” RedState editor Jennifer Van Laar wrote, “but I wonder how the millions of fear-addled Democrats who literally only take the mask down to take a quick bite or sip, who don the mask as they drive solo in their Priuses, and who go into panic attack mode if another human being steps within their 6-foot bubble feel about Ted’s outright defiance of these new social conventions?”
“Will they even care? How do front-line workers, who cannot do their job remotely and are forced to be out in close contact with the unwashed masses, feel about Lieu using pandemic proxy vote rules as a way to play hooky from work?” she asked.