WASHINGTON, July 30, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — The American Postal Workers Union (APWU), representing more than 200,000 employees throughout the U.S., this week condemned COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
“Maintaining the health and safety of our members is of paramount importance,” the APWU said, adding that although the union encourages voluntary vaccinations, “it is not the role of the federal government to mandate vaccinations for the employees we represent.”
“Issues related to vaccinations and testing for COVID-19 in the workplace must be negotiated with the APWU,” the statement reads.
“At this time the APWU opposes the mandating of COVID-19 vaccinations in relation to U.S. postal workers.”
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The statement by the postal workers union is at odds with the publicly stated view of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), of which the APWU is a member.
The AFL-CIO is the largest federation of unions in the U.S. and represents over 12.5 million people.
AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka said on C-SPAN that the federation supports vaccine mandates.
“[President Joe Biden] has done a great job on COVID,” Trumpka said. “What we need to do now is get more people vaccinated, and I think the mandate is an acceptable way to do it.”
Despite the official stance of the AFL-CIO, the APWU was not the only member union to oppose the mandates.
As reported by The Hill, a New York union representing emergency workers with the New York City Fire Department released a statement earlier this week bucking Mayor Bill De Blasio’s order that all city employees show proof of vaccination or be subject to regular testing.
“FDNY EMS Local 2507 is strongly opposed to these new workplace mandates being forced upon all 4,300 of our members by Mayor de Blasio,” the union said. “The city and the mayor cannot simply disregard the civil liberties of the workforce.”
PETITION UPDATE (5/12/2021) -
It seems that Dr. Anthony Fauci's role in the NIH's funding of so-called "gain-of-function" research may be catching up with him.
In the last couple of days, both U.S. Senator Rand Paul and Fox's Tucker Carlson have laid into Fauci for his alleged promotion of this dangerous research which develops bat-based coronaviruses into more potent variants, capable of infecting humans.
Dr. Fauci denied funding this research.
But, Senator Paul noted that a resident virologist at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, Dr. Shi Zheng-li and Dr. Ralph Baric, an American virologist funded by Fauci's department in the NIH, "collaborated on gain-of-function research where they enhanced the SARS virus to infect human airway cells and they did it by merging a new spy protein on it. That is gain-of-function. That was joint research between the Wuhan Institute and Dr. Baric. You [Dr. Fauci] can’t deny it."
And, later, Fox News host Tucker Carlson picked up on the discrepancy, noting Fauci’s involvement in the creation and promotion of public health directives on account of COVID-19 while also being allegedly tied to the origin of the virus and its spread throughout the world.
So, the evidence - both in testimony and in the court of public opinion - continues to mount.
Could we ask you to consider SIGNING and SHARING this important petition, which calls for Dr. Fauci to be fired and investigated for any role he played in promoting and funding the dangerous research which may have cost the world dearly in lives and jobs lost.
When concerned scientists warned the US government of the great danger of creating superviruses in the lab, one man publicly defended the risky experiments: that man was the influential head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), none other than "Mr. Science" himself: Dr. Anthony Fauci.
In 2014, the same year the US government called for a moratorium on this insanely dangerous research, Dr. Fauci's NIAID began funding a program to study the transmission of bat coronaviruses to humans.
Not only did his funding go to develop the technology for making bat coronaviruses spread more easily to humans, but much of it went to the lab located in the exact location where the Covid pandemic eventually emerged: Wuhan, China.
Like every person, Dr. Fauci deserves to be presumed innocent until proven guilty.
But the evidence is so overwhelming that Fauci gambled with a supervirus and lost (the whole world lost), that, at a minimum, he needs to be fired from his position of public trust and must be investigated for possible violations of US law which mandated a moratorium on this extremely dangerous practice of creating superviruses in the lab.
However Dr. Fauci, far from being held responsible for his dangerous gamble, has been promoted to the point where, currently, he is the highest paid employee in the US Government.
Please SIGN and SHARE this petition if you agree that Dr. Anthony Fauci should instead be immediately fired and investigated for his role in causing the Covid-19 pandemic.
Just like the Wall Street moguls, whose financial negligence precipitated the financial crisis of 2008, received massive bailout bonuses, Dr. Anthony Fauci recklessly pushed for the research that probably caused the deadly pandemic. And now, he, too, has been rewarded with money and power.
As has been carefully and meticulously documented by Steve Hilton of Fox News, the probable origins of the coronavirus point to Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Dr. Fauci was one of the greatest proponents of developing superviruses in labs.
Dr. Fauci was responsible for the funding of much of the research through the NIAID.
And, it appears that Dr. Fauci funneled taxpayer funds through an intermediary to allow the research to continue in the unsafe Wuhan Institute of Virology, even after the US government banned the funding of this dangerous research.
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P.S. It should be noted that Dr. Fauci not only has proven to be catastrophic for public health with his advocacy of dangerous research, but he has also been a disastrous public health advisor, advocating measures that have negatively impacted every aspect of our lives, from the economy to our most fundamental liberties.
P.P.S. Dr. Anthony Fauci, recently stated that he is delighted to be pushing Joe Biden's return to US taxpayer funding of abortions abroad. So, evidently, not only does Dr. Fauci have problems with public health, public safety, and economics, but also with basic human rights and embryology.
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The Hill noted the New York union called the mandates “troubling” in light of the fact that none of the COVID-19 drugs on the market have yet received full approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The statements from the unions opposing forced vaccination came out just days before Biden announced federal employees will have to get the COVID-19 shot “or else face mandatory masking, weekly testing, distancing, and other new rules,” as reported by ABC.
The new requirements were put out by the White House yesterday and will apply to over 4 million Americans.
According to the White House statement, “Anyone who does not attest to being fully vaccinated will be required to wear a mask on the job no matter their geographic location, physically distance from all other employees and visitors, comply with a weekly or twice weekly screening testing requirement, and be subject to restrictions on official travel.”
The White House statement noted that “President Biden is directing his team to take steps to apply similar standards to all federal contractors,” adding the “[a]dministration will encourage employers across the private sector to follow this strong model.”
The Biden Administration is also urging state and local governments to offer Americans $100 payouts as an incentive to get the experimental jab.
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