General Motors Doesn’t Expect Workers To Quit With Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination44
General Motors CEO Mary Barra said that she does not expect workers to quit if the automaker implements mandatory COVID-19 vaccination.
Per a recent report from Reuters, Barra addressed the issue recently during the New York Times DealBook online summit.
“We have a great workforce. I don’t see it as a walking off the job situation at all,” Barra said when asked about possible workforce issues surrounding mandatory COVID-19 vaccination. “I look at how dedicated our workforce is, we will work through it. I’m betting on them.”
The General Motors CEO’s comments follow an announcement from the Biden Administration that companies with 100 employees or more would be required to get workers vaccinated against COVID-19, or conduct regular testing. It’s estimated that the new mandate would include some 84 million employees. Companies that do not comply could face fines of roughly $14,000 for every “serious” infraction, while repeat offenders could face much larger fines. The mandate has faced opposition and numerous challenges in court.
This is not the first time that General Motors has contended with shifting mandates with regard to preventative measures against COVID-19, with mask wearing being one such example. Back in March, General Motors workers in Texas were required to continue to wear face masks on the job despite the state lifting its mask mandate. Then in June, the United Auto Workers labor union (UAW) revised its guidance on face masks, saying that fully vaccinated UAW employees working at General Motors assembly plants would no longer be required to wear a face mask as of July. That guidance was changed yet again in August following an update from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which stated that even fully vaccinated individuals should continue to wear a mask indoors.
“We know that the best way to fight this virus is by getting vaccinated,” the UAW stated with the revised guidance in August. “The Task Force is strongly encouraging all members, coworkers and their families to roll up their sleeves so we can move more quickly on once again relaxing mask protocols. The more our members, coworkers and their families are vaccinated, the quicker we can vanquish this deadly pandemic.”
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This just tells me this lady has no clue. If airlines, hospitals, schools, etc., all have people leaving due to mandates, what makes her think GM is so special?
Someone wake me up from this nightmare.
Mary lives in a different world than shop workers. She doesn’t care about the PEONS. She is not leading in a good direction.
I work at G.M. and personally know over 25 people that are not vaccinated that no way no how will get vaccinated. Me being one of them. 5 of them are specialized skilled trades employees. Mary needs to wake up. The only thing saving us in Texas is that the governor is apposed to mandatory vaccination.
Stay strong – giving in just paves the way for the next mandate. “Getting back to normal” is how “Give us more control” is marketed and sold. Don’t fall for it.
“saving” you 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂
I love getting triple-teamed by Scott, Eric, and Pete. The less brains a man has, the more room for all my juicy goodness in his head
She is right, in one sense, they/I won’t be quitting. She is going to have to fire us! No Vax, No Testing..
Why don’t these clowns just get vaccinated ! Do they really think Trump is going to pin a
medal on them for being stupid !
Has nothing to do with Trump. Has everything to do with a government stepping out of line and people they serve not standing for it.
I agree, has nothing to do with a vaccine. Has to do with American rights. No company or even person has the right to determine what drug you or I put into my body. We give up personal choice on this what is next? Last I knew America was based on rights and choices, sounds like people might be forgetting that. I do not work there but stand for freedom of CHOICE, and I work in Healthcare. This may not be a big deal to you, but it is to others. I stand up as American, for all to have a choice. By the way, that vaccine is just a temporary fix….you will have to continually get boosters for the rest of your life or until a different drug is developed. Even if you take it, you can still get Covid.
I voted for Mr. Trump in 2016, but Tulsi Gabbard in 2020… Trump has been pushing his ‘Beautiful Warp-Speed “””VACCINES””” ‘ as hard as anyone – and then started complaining when they took the J & J ‘clot shot’ off the market for a bit due to too many clotting problems….
Many doctors who have said ‘ the unvaccinated should die ‘ have died themselves already…
As Mark Twain said about Boss Tweed, “I’m sorry I won’t be able to attend the funeral, HOWEVER , I APPROVE of it.”
The only thing stupid is your need to frag Trump’s name into the conversation…..lol. He’s living rent-free in your head bubba….
Why should they get vaccinated when Biden wants to give illegals hundreds of thousands of dollars just for being inconvenienced? Why isn’t he requiring all the illegals he is “importing” around the country to get vaccinated to at least be let in the country? And then he wonders why the C-19 cases aren’t going down. The guy is an idiot. If people don’t want to get injected with an experimental drug that has no long term effects studies done that’s their choice, the unvaccinated know the dangers, it’s their choice. If the vaccinated are afraid of catching C-19 they should stay locked up at home and let the rest of those enjoy their freedoms.
Robert Graham, you are truly ignorant. Trump has been telling everyone to get the vaccine from the beginning. IF you remember, it was ALL the democrats saying they were hesitant to take it since it was initiated by the Trump administration. You are truly dumb AND uninformed.
A large number of people choosing not to get the vaccine are people that did not vote for Trump, it is people that have lost trust in how they are treated by government under the D and R parties. It is a shame that we have a President that is leader of the free world and will not allow it’s citizens to be free. I know many within my plant that will not get the vaccine and will retire or let themselves be let go before that happens. We already can’t get enough people to cover manpower as it is.
Mary should be saying I’m not going along with the mandate! Oh but Joe is coming to visit. OK everyone get the jab even if it makes you sick.
Wonder what the “long term” effects will be when everyone is injected with an experimental vaccine that has had many adverse effects and doesn’t appear to provide as much protection as natural immunity?
Why are the countries with the highest vaccination rates doing so poorly?
Why is early treatment with readily available repurposed drugs and basic vitamins being ignored?
Why the obsession with getting kids vaxxed?
Why the hysteria over a virus that has a 99.98% survival rate?
Why the suppression of stories of adverse effects? And who’s accountable?
Where did all the “my body my choice” people go?
Oh yeah Gary and eric suck me harder hot boys. You know you love my sticky orange cum
Lol – I deserve better trolling than this!
Why would there not be weekly testing to also include the vaccinated to truly make the workplace safe?
Honestly so sick of hearing about “being safe”
Life isn’t safe. Live it.
You do know that at GM EVERY meeting opens with a safety message.
Good for them! It’s the living your life in fear because of the scary things the news tells you on a daily basis that I’m talking about here.
The more scared people are, the easier they will hand over control.
Just can’t believe we’re in a place where people actually believe that any of this is ok.
Nobody and I mean nobody should be forced to get this Jab. I hope they lose thousands of employees and have to change their stance. Replace Mary and rebuild GM into a power house again.
USA1: Right you are….
The FOURTH amendment to the US Constitution (supposedly used to be “The Law of the Land”) states that I am to be secure in my effects, papers, and PERSON.
I as an individual get to decide ALONE what is or is not done to me to feel secure…
Of course, teenagers getting the shots who end up with ‘Mild’, ‘Rare’, or ‘Inconsequential’ heart inflammation die at the rate of 1 out of 5 in 5 years time, and 5 out of 10 in 10 years time… When the thing they are supposedly protecting against doesn’t harm children at all, literally 1 in a million.
During the small pox epidemic over 100 years ago there was a court case where – ultimately – the defendant NEVER WAS ACTUALLY FORCED to take the shot – even though Smallpox was much more LETHAL, by many orders of magnitude. He lost the court case, and the punishment was to either take the shot, or else pay a $5 fine (in today’s money about $400).
He paid the $5.
Probably the biggest example of MB speaking out of her knowledge base. I know several people that have religious objections to the VAX. Couple that with the”cure” pills being weeks to arrive enmass the need for 100% vaxxing is no longer a necessity.
So GM is “just following orders” by trying to force a needle of toxic chemicals in your arm?
Screw GM, screw the mandate, and… LET’S GO BRANDON.
Oh yeah christopher rees suck me harder baby. You know you love my sticky orange cum
LET’S GO BRANDON!!!!!
Oh yeah TP suck me harder baby. You know you love my sticky orange cum
Dont tell anyone but gm will pay you back for the testing
What a joke. The appeals court ruled a stay on this matter. But of course the Biden administration is defying the ruling just like the Supreme Court ruling on foreclosure. Take about a dictatorship! Do as I say no other way. Come on people wake up!
Only the brain dead well quit, and go flip hamburgers at burger King 🤴. The vaccine is safe . 1 in 1 million have a reaction. If you get covid-19 1 in a thousand well die.
Not the point – this isn’t the governments or my employers job and my vax status is nobodies business but mine.
If people want to get vaxxed – find out what you can and make that decision for yourself, and I will do the same.
With the new pills…0’people die!
My own personal thought, I would want my work space and environment be as safe as possible, all my PPE available for me to be safe at doing my job so my employer must provide me everything I need. It’s a matter of survival. And I guarantee I would be serving papers to GM, if my health and safety is at risk. Js.
Tom: You’ve been a victim of LIES..
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) last week through a Freedom of Information Act request (FOIA) admitted that, of people who have recovered from COVID-19 have such great immunity to further infection that:
“There is not ONE DOCUMENTED CASE of Covid-19 infection from ANYONE who has previously had COVID-19 and recovered”.
Should have been easy to see – Florida has no restrictions – and is just full of old people, yet is one of the Best States as regards Covid 19 outcomes… Meanwhile the more draconian states (such as my own NY State) have horrid outcomes.
“…In September a New York attorney, Elizabeth Brehm, had requested “documents reflecting any documented case of an individual who: (1) never received a COVID-19 vaccine; (2) was infected with COVID-19 once, recovered, and then later became infected again; and (3) transmitted SARS-CoV-2 to another person when reinfected.”
The CDC responded in a letter dated 5 November. “A search of our records failed to reveal any documents pertaining to your request,” a spokesperson for the CDC replied. “The CDC Emergency Operations Center (EOC) conveyed that this information is not collected…..”
Also, “…Dr. Robert Malone posted on Telegram: “Natural Immunity is broad, protective, and durable. Unlike vaccine-induced immunity. I am so tired of USG lies.”
Dr. Malone should know, he is the inventor of mRNA vaccines and RNA as a drug….”
As one of the majority sheep (and GM employee) that has been vaccinated since April, I hope there is never a mandate at GM because these unvaxxed folks are giving me the awesome option of working from my house. You guys rock, keep thinking of yourself first and go orange guy, amiright?
M.F. – Do you REALIZE that TRUMP is the one who put the CDC Tyrants in Charge (especially Anthony Fauchi ) who decades ago specialized in killing all the AIDS patients…
Mr. Trump has much to answer for, and his only defense is that he is STUPID – but I don’t believe it since no one will seriously state that Mr. Trump is a Stupid person. He is also the first president in my lifetime who locked down the country (unconstitutionally), allowing ‘blue-state’ (and more than a few ‘red-state’) governors Carte Blanche to locally shut down their States.
I made a mistake in voting for Trump in 2016, but the qualifications BAR for president lately has been extremely LOW. Being overall a shade better than Mrs. Clinton ain’t much of a qualification.
Tulsi Gabbard I believe would have been far better – IF she kept her campaign promises…. But after she effectively won the democratic debate – she was not let in on any future debates – so the ‘powers that be’ apparently were very scared of her.
Trump was not a problem to them since he lowered $Billionaire’s taxes, gave a one-half of 1 percent decrease to the middle class – crumbs from the table, – and in states with high taxes – eliminated the tax deduction past $10,000 for State and Local Taxes – thereby greatly raising MY taxes… Some Conservative..
Of course, now that Idiot Biden (Brandon?) hasn’t done what Trump campaigned to do in 2016 – Trump is taking pot shots at him.
The obvious question is – with the house, senate, and presidency all in Republican hands for a time – why didn’t Mr. Trump do anything, other than ‘Window Dressing’ around the edges?
And his abandonment of people after BEGGING everyone to come to Washington prior to 1/6/21 caused many of them to be arrested… He could have pardoned EVERY ONE of them, but decided to Fully Pardon such saints as Irving L. Libby “Scooter”.
“I’m behind you All the Way”… Yeah Right!