A large group of employees almost 600 strong have banded together to sign and circulate what is being described as a “manifesto” explaining their stance of opposition to the comp[anys recent COVID-19 vaccine mandate. As reported by CNBC, the manifesto is “the latest challenge for leadership as it approaches key deadlines for returning workers to offices in person.”
Due to the fact that Google employs well over 100 people, it would be forced to go along with the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate, which is a rule that is currently being slammed with lawsuits from multiple states and companies.
“[Google] asked its more than 150,000 employees to upload their vaccination status to its internal systems by Dec. 3, whether they plan to come into the office or not, according to internal documents viewed by CNBC,” claimed the outlet.
the 600 speaking out represent about 0.5% of the 150,000 people that are part of its workforce, which is a telling fact that was quickly highlighted by Business Insider, despite the fact that outlets seem to ignore facts such as this quite regularly when groups of employees are attempting to revolt against anything that the Left doesn’t like. As an example, the partition of Netflix employees who are public about their objections to comedian Dave Chappelle’s most recent standup special, “The Closer,” was very small, but this bit of info was conspicuously left out from many articles talking about their dissent.
As reported by CNBC:
The manifesto within Google, which has been signed by at least 600 Google employees, asks company leaders to retract the vaccine mandate and create a new one that is “inclusive of all Googlers,” arguing leadership’s decision will have outsize influence in corporate America. It also calls on employees to “oppose the mandate as a matter of principle” and tells employees to not let the policy alter their decision if they’ve already chosen not to get the Covid vaccine.
Although only a tiny portion of Google’s overall workforce has signed the document, momentum could grow as the return-to-work deadline nears. Most of the company’s employees are expected to return to physical offices three days a week starting Jan. 10.
The manifesto is also the latest example of how unusually outspoken Google’s employees are. They have previously debated everything from government contracts to cafeteria food changes, sometimes spurring the company to change course. For instance, in 2018, the company did not renew a Pentagon contract to work on artificial intelligence after some employees complained it could be used for deadly purposes.
This most recent manifesto set forth by the small sect of google employees does not seem to be having any effect on management, however. Google’s vice president of security, Chris Rackow, stated in an email sent out near the end of October that “Vaccines are key to our ability to enable a safe return to office for everyone and minimize the spread of Covid-19 in our communities.” He also went on to state that the company was already planning to place a vaccine mandate regardless of the president’s orders. The stated deadline for any Google employees to request exemptions was back on the 12th of November