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BAE workers upset over vaccine rules

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Last month, President Biden announced a mandate that all employers with more than 100 workers either require them to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or test for the virus every week.

One of the local employers impacted by that move is BAE (spell it) Systems, which is an aerospace company with several military contracts and a location in Fort Wayne. Bob Kokovay works there and tells WOWO News he’ll probably lose his job:

“We were informed two or three weeks ago that this was coming down the pipeline… under the mandate that we are under, we have no option for weekly testing. We can have a medical or religious waiver, possibly. The deadline to be fully vaccinated is December 8th. There is a very substantial body of us that are ready and willing to be terminated.”

At the time the order was announced, BAE issued this statement:

“We have been and will continue to encourage our employees who are able to get vaccinated against COVID-19, to do so,” also saying the company was “working to understand (the order’s) impact on our business.”

While the President’s order was that employers give workers the option of getting vaccinated or weekly testing, under federal labor laws, employers have the right to set their terms of employment. That applies to vaccinations as well.

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18 comments

Tom Henry October 4, 2021 at 8:50 am

BAE is just another group of “steerage” to people in Washington DC.

This is just another order by a Nazi. Isn’t it strange the Congress is exempt from this order (plus several other groups like USPS)? Rules for thee but not for me.

Quit Voting for Nazis!!!!

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Stormy Daniels October 4, 2021 at 8:06 pm

Sounds like the snowflakes at BAE are upset? Can’t believe employers have the right to set the terms of employment !?! What kind of world are we living in?

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Tara Reade October 5, 2021 at 7:48 am

The employer is NOT setting the rules you Nazi moron, The Federal Government is. We are living in a Country where the Dictators in Washington ignore the Constitution.

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Rocky October 11, 2021 at 2:20 pm

The government is also allowed to set the rules little snowflake.

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letsgobrandon October 19, 2021 at 2:25 pm

You sound like a moron…how embarrassing for you…

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Steve October 4, 2021 at 2:19 pm

(stolen) elections have consequences!

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Steven Shine October 4, 2021 at 8:03 pm

I hope these whiny, entitled, overpaid BAE employees do lose their jobs over not being grown up enough to handle a little shot. Maybe Arby’s will hire them. Plenty of adults would like to take their jobs. Job Fair on it’s way!

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Anthony Weiner (want to see a picture?) October 5, 2021 at 7:56 am

Sounds like these “whiny, entitled, overpaid BAE employees” are AUDLTs and can make their own decisions. Do you need the Government to give you orders? Why don’t you go get the jab enough times till you feel safe to come out of your parent’s basement.

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George T Nutsack October 8, 2021 at 12:22 pm

You are dumb as they come. You literally dont under stand the constitution not you own constitutional rights.

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Lance October 4, 2021 at 9:08 pm

Let’s go Brandon! Let’s Go.

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Mike norris October 5, 2021 at 5:50 am

F…..Joe biden…..no jab.shut every communist plant down.its either profit or vax which do the value most……oooh money so dont work!!!!!

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Hopeful in the Fort October 5, 2021 at 6:51 am

It’s unfortunate the level of ignorance out there, there is nothing little about this “Experimental jab”, do the research people. 1st & foremost it’s Our Body-Our Choice!!! We as Americans have that Right!
God help us all.

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Brad Jones October 5, 2021 at 7:38 am

I am an employee at BAE Systems and one of those who will be terminated as of December 8. I’ll not even be submitting the religious exemption form as doing so is a concession that the Federal Government and/or my employer has the moral authority to require a vaccine in the first place. It also concedes that my employer and/or the Federal Government has the authority to determine the depth of my religious convictions. This is a clear violation of my First Amendment rights. As such, I decline to participate.

And no, we are not overpaid at all for what we do. Production workers are paid between $14 and $20 an hour – to assemble the electronics systems that keep airplanes from falling out of the sky while in flight.

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Rocky October 11, 2021 at 2:17 pm

Lot’s of people willing to take your job because you can’t handle a little shot. Decline your way into foreclosure idiot.

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Darrin Wright October 5, 2021 at 8:22 am

Please refrain from insulting each other. The comment section will be locked if people can’t behave.

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Mike norris October 5, 2021 at 8:39 am

Amen brad.people forgot we have the constitution for a reason.

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Hopeful In the Fort October 6, 2021 at 9:39 am

found other workarounds.

We Need Biden Impeached, he recently instructed the Department of Labor to force employees around the country to get vaccinated.
(But did you know… immigrants illegally crossing from Mexico to the U.S. had no vaccine requirement)
*RightWingVideos

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Chip October 15, 2021 at 3:16 pm

It has recently aborted cells that were never frozen, luciferase, graphene oxide, changed DNA.
It’s set to kill 1/3 the pop.
On that day, when you are energized with 5G, you can’t think and your head starts trembling, just remember someone told you, but you wouldn’t listen because you knew more than they did.

Brandons buddy is China’s marionette. America is being taken over now. Be a patriot, do not give in!

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