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Biden Exempts Over 600,000 USPS Workers From Federal Mandatory Vaccination Order

Tyler Durden
September 11th, 2021
ZeroHedge
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This article was originally published by Tyler Durden at ZeroHedge. 

All people are equal before “the scienceTM“, but some unions are more equal.

We previously noted that in an unspoken footnote to Biden’s bombastic “no jab, no job” speech, various labor unions had quietly (and not so quietly) voiced their displeasure to the now official mandatory vaccinations including NYC teachersCalifornia’s largest public-sector union and of course, the US Postal Service. And now we know that while Biden was eager to frame his new vaxx policy as all-inclusive and with no exception, that was not really true.

According to the Washington Post citing a “White House official speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss not-yet-public portions of the president’s plan”, U.S. Postal Service workers were not included in Biden’s executive order requiring all federal employees to get vaccinated against the coronavirus.

While Biden framed his mandate as one covering all federal workers and all companies with more than 100 staff, he forgot to mention that any labor union that is instrumental in keeping the Democrats in power would be granted a very “unscientific” exemption. The loophole in question, according to the report, according to the White House source, is that the “USPS has a separate statutory scheme and is traditionally independent of federal personnel actions like this” even though postal workers would be strongly encouraged to comply with the mandate. Paradoxically, the WaPo also notes that this “explainer” is in conflict with reality: after all, the Postal Service is an independent agency of the executive branch, and it is required to be specifically included in executive orders that apply to working conditions for federal employees.

In any case, we doubt “strong encouragement” will be sufficient to get most postal workers jabbed since the reason they refuse to get vaccinated in the first place is lack of trust in the government, the same reason tens of millions of Americans also refuse to get jabbed. But since they don’t represent one of the most politically powerful unions in the US, they don’t get to be “strongly encouraged” and instead are told what to do.

What is even more bizarre is that according to the WaPo, the 644,000 strong USPS workforce, which represents a massive chunk of the federal workforce, interacts daily with an equally large swath of the public. As such if Biden was really worried about super spreaders, he would vaccinate postal workers first. The fact that he won’t suggests that other things are at play here besides “the scienceTM

So how did over 600,000 Federal workers get a carveout? Simple: unions > science.

One of the Postal Service’s powerful unions, the American Postal Workers Union, in July criticized the administration’s efforts to require federal workers to be vaccinated and demanded that postal leadership collectively bargain on the issue.

“While the APWU leadership continues to encourage postal workers to voluntarily get vaccinated, it is not the role of the federal government to mandate vaccinations for the employees we represent,” the union said in a statement.

As for why the increasingly unpopular – in the words of the NYT – Biden will go to such great lengths to discredit his own stated intent and further dilute people’s faith in the executive branch, the answer is simple: we are just over a year away from the next mail-in elections and the Democrats can not take any chances.

Curiously, shortly after the WaPo original reported about the USPS exemption, someone woke up Joe from his nap or got in touch with whoever really runs the country, and advised them that the natives may get restless at this glorious hypocrisy, and so a “senior Biden admin” told Yahoo that “U.S. Postal Service workers are subject to a rule to be developed by the Labor Department mandating coronavirus vaccinations for workers and weekly testing for non-vaccinated employees at companies with over 100 workers, a senior Biden administration official told CNN and the Washington Post.”

In other words, for the purposes of keeping the labor union happy, USPS workers – which comprise the largest group of Federal employees – will be treated as, get this, private sector employees for legal purposes. This means they will be covered under the OSHA vaccine/testing mandate – and thus not face the “no jab, no job” dilemma – rather than the federal employee mandatory vaccination order.

Finally, just in case WaPo’s Jacob Bogage gets a tap on the shoulder and is told to quietly delete what will spark even more confusion and chaos in the administration, here is a snapshot of their original report.

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    1. Anonymous says:

      Congress and Congressional staff are exempt too.

      Just more division of the people into the haves and have nots when it comes to their rights, and then creating jealousy and enmity between them to set them against one another.

      This is how Biden intends to unify us as a people.

    2. deadex says:

      Makes sense, because as we all know, conjob 19
      (if it actually existed) would
      never ever circulate at the
      post office🙄

    3. couldn't resist says:

      Perhaps creepy Joe was
      afraid that if he tried to force
      those particular employees
      to get jabbed – they would
      all go “postal” on his ass😏
      😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣🤣

    4. Hmm... says:

      jabs for thee, not for…..

    5. The blatant double standard
      is absolutely disgusting😠

    6. Anonymous says:

      Knowledge is power. Life is hard if you’re stupid.

    7. Apache says:

      They can’t afford to kill all of us off. LOL someone has to be around to SERVE these NWO leaders! LOL
      I will when HELL freezes over!

    8. Jim in Va.. says:

      Congress and staff is exempt too….Why?

    9. Anonymous says:

      It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue”

      You must leave now, take what you need, you think will last
      But whatever you wish to keep, you better grab it fast
      Yonder stands your orphan with his gun
      Crying like a fire in the sun
      Look out the saints are comin’ through
      And it’s all over now, Baby Blue

      The highway is for gamblers, better use your sense
      Take what you have gathered from coincidence
      The empty-handed painter from your streets
      Is drawing crazy patterns on your sheets
      The sky, too, is folding under you
      And it’s all over now, Baby Blue

      All your seasick sailors, they are rowing home
      Your empty-handed armies are going home
      Your lover who just walked out the door
      Has taken all his blankets from the floor
      The carpet, too, is moving under you
      And it’s all over now, Baby Blue

      Leave your stepping stones behind, there something a-calls for you
      Forget the dead you’ve left, they will not follow you
      The vagabond who’s rapping at your door
      Is standing in the clothes that you once wore
      Strike another match, go start anew
      And it’s all over now, Baby Blue

    10. Anonymous says:

      If they did mandate the shot for postal workers 1/2 would refuse/get fired and would sit home collecting unemployment while the service crumled Then who would deliver:retrieve the mail on ballots ( fraud ballots) that are keeping the Democratic Party in power’

    11. Bill says:

      So, what it comes down to is the Post Office is unionized, and the JB admin. doesn’t want to piss off the PO unions because of the fear the Dem.s may lose some union votes and some union money. All this despite the fact PO employees are in high contact with the public. Do you think someone in the backroom said the unions could have their exemptions, but the votes and the money better keep rolling in.
      Another reason for the exemptions is that the Post Office was also complicit in the mishandling of lots of mail-in election ballots (for example, lots of DT mail-in ballots were found discarded all across the US, and it was discovered mail collection boxes were being stuffed with mail-in ballots for JB. Perhaps JB doesn’t want to anger the PO so that they don’t spill the beans on all of it. One can’t blame the PO though, they have an edge over the Dem. party, and the JB admin., and are taking advantage of it.
      The State and it’s gov’t and officialdom is nothing but a power hungry farce and a scam-running racket? How many examples does everyone have to see before they understand that. And I bet the Republicans won’t make the prez. explain his decision for the exemptions; they’ll give the the prez. a pass on it.
      What happened to the Constitutional requirement of equal application of the law? It’s not a gov’t of, by, or for the people. Nor is it a gov’t that works by traditional, honorable, and Constitutional processes. If fact, it is not hyperbole to say the gov’t is little more than an organized crime syndicate. Working citizens who don’t have connections and influence are shakedown victims of officially sponsored extortion in the form of legal theft, I mean taxation, and of course the continual effort to diminish our rights, freedoms, and liberties.
      The most eloquent way I can say this and yet maintain some degree of accuracy is to say the gov’t is just sh*t. The Postal exemption is our out too. To force citizens to get the vaccines but not PO workers is arbitrary, hypocritical, and a naked abuse of power. But I suspect this fall and winter it’ll all be cranked up even more.

    12. Darth Skippy says:

      I have seen some nice, country arrangements, where a familiar mailman knows your name and even delivers the mail in a civilian vehicle.

      But, it’s usually a kakistocracy.

      These are actually the last people in the world, who are going to willfully refuse the shot, if given the option.

    13. Bill says:

      CB – We have a two-tiered system for everything.
      One is gov’t. We don’t have a gov’t of, by, and for the people. We literally have a crime syndicate that holds its citizens hostage, and uses them as nothing more than managed disposable resources. The gov’t reserves the right to literally do as it pleases, with no basis to justify their actions. They get away with their crimes and hypocrisy only because it possesses almost unassailable power. But denies the citizens the same rights and power. These are for them only.
      Another example is a two-tiered system of justice. One system for the powerful, wealthy, connected insiders, who can conduct fraudulent elections, steal millions or even billions of dollars, violate civil rights, even commit treason, and an assortment of serious felonies, and are not held accountable. In the other system for you and I, our lives and families could be destroyed and we could spend decades in prison for even minor offenses, after we were bankrupted by legal fees.
      The “elites” fly around in private jets all over the world, consume vast amounts of energy, and live in opulence and luxury, but demand the people dramatically lower our standard of living and quality of life, and surrender our rights. TPTB and “elites” want to totally disarm the American citizens, yet surround themselves with armed people. They legally exempt themselves from many of the laws they pass for the rest of us including safety laws, environmental laws, insider trading laws, and tax laws; all codified to make these exceptions appear legitimate. The courts have ruled law enforcement can lie to people, but we all know it’s a crime to lie to the police and knows what happens if you do. The borders are wide open, the gov’t is actually facilitating millions to flood in, many bringing a variety of diseases far more dangerous than covid, yet the State is mandating citizens get covid vaccines. The State keeps getting involved in wars (which only benefits the MIC, lobbyists, politicians, and an assortment of other entities) even though the majority of citizens are against all these military ventures, which have proven to accomplish literally zero.
      Both political parties put on a show and attack each other, but it is mostly theater. They all have skeletons in their closets and in the end will protect each other.
      Only a few examples are provided, but the list of double standards, two-tiered systems, and hypocrisy is ENDLESS. Again, we do not have a gov’t of, by, and for the people. In fact, we don’t have a gov’t, we have institutional mob rule, that doesn’t do things based on a rational basis, it acts totally arbitrary to serve only itself. I don’t know what it’s going to take to get people to see that. There’s one more reality the majority of people do not see or understand, it’s that the State and its gov’t and officialdom minions truly, viscerally, implacably despise you.

    14. So, I guess none of those postal workers will get Covid either. What a joke this whole scamdemic is.

    15. Big John says:

      Or perhaps they are ones who deliver the mail-in ballots! Got to have the Post Office for that…

    16. Anonymous says:

      Marry me Britney, I want your money!

    17. Mike says:

      Because they are part of the legislative branch. It doesn’t apply to the Judicial either

    18. Marcy says:

      So that means the virus is playing favorites? LMAO

    19. notu says:

      remember get your jab so you can protect those that are vaccinated that is the most ridiculous illogical thinking ever thought consider the source. the vaccine is what they want you to have for the kill shot. why do you think they are bringing in all these illegals to take the place of the vaccinated when their time is up. like companies that have too many personnel for what needs to be done right size is one of the buzz words they use.

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