The American Postal Workers Union (APWU), which represents more than 220,000 postal workers, opposes the mandatory Covid vaccination that the White House plans to impose on the 4.2 million federal employees.
“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 July 28 statement.
And it emphasized, “At this time the APWU opposes the mandating of COVID-19 vaccinations in relation to U.S. postal workers.”
In addition to maintaining that the health and safety of its members are essential, the APWU requires the Biden administration to negotiate with the organization “Issues related to vaccinations and testing for COVID-19 in the workplace.”
In fact, the federal government plans to increase further the provisions restricting citizens’ freedom by attempting to impose the use of facemasks again regardless of vaccination status, i.e., vaccinated persons would also be required to wear them.
In this sense, the parliamentary physician, Brian P. Monaghan, pointed out: “Everyone must wear a properly worn medical grade filtration mask,” referring to the obligation to wear it in Congress.
The rejection of the mandatory requirement to take the experimental drug, which is presented as a ‘vaccine,’ has been widespread.
Thus, the minority leader of the House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif), expressed his concern about the possibility that the Democrats will be responsible for returning to the use of the masks.
“Make no mistake—The threat of bringing masks back is not a decision based on science, but a decision conjured up by liberal government officials who want to continue to live in a perpetual pandemic state,” McCarthy tweeted.
In this context, the former president, Donald Trump, and several governors also disapproved of mandatory facemasks.
“We won’t go back. We won’t mask our children. Joe Biden and his administration learned nothing from the last year,” Trump said in his statement.
He added: “Brave Americans learned how to safely and responsibly live and fight back. Don’t surrender to COVID. Don’t go back! Why do democrats distrust the science? Don’t let this happen to our children.”
Likewise, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis rejected the new provisions and pledged that there would be no facemask mandates in his state.
A similar position was taken by Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, and Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, all Republicans, although expressing different arguments in each case, according to The Hill.
Among the lawmakers objecting to mandatory facemask use is House Rep. Ralph Norman, who warns of serious “mass revolts” in the country should citizens be forced to wear facemasks again.
“I don’t think they’re going to take it well. I don’t think they’re going to take it well, I think you can see massive revolts against doing this, particularly with this administration and being so hypocritical in other areas. I think they’ll revolt against it,” Norman said on Newsmax’s “Wake Up America” program released July 26.