A major cargo union is warning that Biden's vaccine mandate could nuke the holiday season by disrupting shipping operations

Oct 25th

Nothing much to see here, just one of the major trade unions of the U.S. warning the White House that its vaccine mandate could seriously derail the 2021 holiday season:

A trade group for air cargo giants like UPS and FedEx is sounding the alarm over an impending Dec. 8 vaccine deadline imposed by President Joe Biden, complaining it threatens to wreak havoc at the busiest time of the year — and add yet another kink to the supply chain.

"We have significant concerns with the employer mandates announced on Sept. 9, 2021, and the ability of industry members to implement the required employee vaccinations by Dec. 8, 2021," Stephen Alterman, president of the Cargo Airline Association, wrote in a letter sent to the Biden administration and obtained by POLITICO...

"This problem is further exacerbated by the fact that we are already experiencing a worker shortage, both in the air and on the ground, and any loss of employees who refuse to be vaccinated will adversely impact needed operations," he wrote.

You can appreciate the Biden administration's rough spot: If they cave, they look weak and their credibility suffers. If they insist on the mandate, they risk a catastrophe at Christmastime that could legitimately be laid at their feet.

Don't worry, I'm sure they'll figure it out!


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