A group of 600 Google employees has written a manifesto demanding the tech giant’s management immediately rescind a COVID shot mandate for its employees, describing it “coercive” and “the antithesis of inclusion.”
Also, many do not want the injections due to safety concerns surrounding the jabs. Just recently, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had to admit that they do not know of any examples of an un-jabbed person transmitting the COVID virus to someone who has natural immunity.
According to a CNBC report, the letter asks all Google employees to resist the company’s COVID jab mandate “as a matter of principle,” and put in place a different one that’s “inclusive of all Googlers.”
Google has mandated that all its employees must upload their COVID jab status to the company’s internal systems by December 4.
The company claims the policy is both due to an internal mandate as well as one from the Biden administration.
The Biden administration on September 9 announced a mandate that any company with over 100 employees must have their employees jabbed with the COVID injections, or have regular testing of its workforce.
However, last week the Fifth Circuit ordered the United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) “take no steps to implement or enforce” Biden’s COVID jab mandate.
The manifesto, which CNBC reports was signed by at least 600 employees, reads in a section called “Respect the User” that “barring unvaccinated Googlers from the office publicly and possibly embarrassingly” exposes their “private choice” as it would be hard for the “Googler not to reveal why they cannot return.”
“Such Googlers may never feel comfortable expressing their true sentiments about a company’s health policy and other, unrelated sensitive topics,” reads the manifesto as reported by CNBC. “This results in a silenced perspective and exacerbates the internal ideological ‘echo chamber’ which folks both inside and outside of Google have observed for years.”
When it comes to having to upload one’s jab status to Google’s internal systems, the group writes that the company “should be privy to the health and medical history of Googlers and the vaccination status is no exception.”
Google has acknowledged the existence of the manifesto, according to CNBC, with a company spokesperson saying, “We firmly stand behind our vaccination policy.”