Skip to comments.Texas airlines defy Abbott, comply with Biden vaccine order
Posted on 10/13/2021 8:01:16 PM PDT by BlackFemaleArmyColonel
American Airlines and Southwest Airlines will continue to require COVID-19 vaccinations for their employees as required by the Biden administration, defying Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R) executive order banning all vaccine mandates in the state.
The Texas-based carriers recently announced that all employees must get the shots to comply with the Biden administration’s vaccine requirement for federal contractors. Both airlines have large contracts with the U.S. government to transport supplies and federal officials.
Abbott signed an executive order Monday that prohibits any entity with 100 or more employees from implementing COVID-19 vaccine mandates, directly challenging the Biden administration’s vaccine requirement. The airlines said Tuesday that they will comply with the federal government rule over Abbott’s executive order.
“We are reviewing the executive order issued by Gov. Abbott, but we believe the federal vaccine mandate supersedes any conflicting state laws, and this does not change anything for American,” an American Airlines spokesperson said in a statement.
Southwest Airlines took the same stance Tuesday, stating that “federal action supersedes any state mandate or law.”
Nearly every major airline announced a vaccine mandate after the Biden administration said that all government contractors must be vaccinated by Dec. 8. Delta Air Lines, the only major carrier without a vaccine requirement, imposes a $200 monthly surcharge on unvaccinated workers.
Abbott’s new executive order is a reversal from his previous stance that the government shouldn’t tell private businesses how to handle vaccine mandates.
Renae Eze, Abbott's press secretary, said in a statement that the Biden administration rule "left employers with the unfair choice of either violating federal regulations or losing their valued employees."
"The Governor’s executive order will help protect Texans from having to make that choice,” she said.
They will be others.
They know which side of their bread is buttered.
Play brandonball or he'll shove the bat up Uranus
So far there is no national order. Southwest is volunteering.
That's one for the Ages, nully!!
The Federal “mandate” was only a press conference- there are NO LAWS OR REGULATIONS IN PLACE.
They lie like a rug.
This is what happens when you have any financial relationship with the feds.
They have ruined the schools
The banking industry
The auto industry
And are now ruining the medical profession (which is becoming the medical industry).
My tag line says it all.
Federal law trumps state law... Unless it’s immigration or other leftist causes.
Who wants to be a passenger in a plane flown by a jabbed pilot?
Governor has the powerto require quarantine on all their passengers which would shut them down.
Well, in that case good luck with the holiday rush, being short staffed and all.
And I am all in for an old fashioned sick out.
If SWA has any contract with the federal gov't (e.g., mail) then EO 14042 applies, unless some court rules that the 10th Amendment overrides ChiComjoe's EO. You'll know when you see and hear pigs flying while singing songs.
There is no federal law about forcing injections.
It’s something Senile Joe is doing without any legal authority, just like the Kenyanesian Usurper made up DACA out of thin air.
These CEOs made a deal with the Devil at Davos - they aren’t going to listen to a Governor picked by the little people.
Unfortunately, the EO on contracts is something the President has the power to do. No company needs to renew their new contract with this added clause.
I read somewhere that SWA only receives about 3% of its revenue from Federal contracts so the question becomes, “why would they risk losing 30% of their flights by forcing the vaccines?”
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