Employees of Southwest Airlines are reportedly organizing a “peaceful protest” against their company’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) October 13, 2021
“Let your voice be heard,” the flyer read. “Please join your Southwest Cohearts, vaccinated or not, in exercising your first amendment right to a peaceful protest of the recent Covid-19 vaccination mandate.”
“Freedom not force,” it added, going on to say that the protest is scheduled for Monday, October 18 at 8:30 a.m.
“All who believe in medical freedom are welcome to gather outside Southwest Airlines Headquarters entrance at the intersection of Denton Drive and Love Field drive,” the flyer continued, referring to the airline’s Dallas headquarters.
“Please invite others and bring signs stating: Terminate the mandate; freedom not force; and no jabs for jobs,” it concluded.
KDVR reported that Southwest employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8 in order to keep their jobs.
“I’ve flown military jets in three different war zones,” one pilot told Becker News of the mandate. “I have never lost sleep like this. The stress is beyond belief. It’s dangerous.” People are melting.”
Fox News host Tucker Carlson claimed that the cancellation of hundreds of flights by Southwest this week was the result of a massive “sick-out” among pilots in protest of the vaccine mandate.
“So this weekend in protest, a large number of Southwest pilots called out sick and they effectively shut down their airline,” Carlson said. “And many of them, you should know, admire the company they work for. They love Southwest Airlines, but they felt they had no choice but to do this. Nobody was standing up for them, not the United States Congress, which, by the way, has exempted itself from vaccine mandates, not even their labor union, which exists and is paid to defend them. But they’re not.”
Though White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki claimed that it is “absolutely false” that Southwest employees are protesting against the vaccine mandate, it appears that there is proof that they are indeed doing that.
Hi @PressSec Jen Psaki!
I have some more receipts for you
Would you like me to bring them? https://t.co/IIQv8yKwAH
— Tom Sauer 🇺🇸 ⚓️ 💣 (@thomasbsauer) October 12, 2021
The flyer announcing the “peaceful protest” at Southwest’s headquarters in Dallas proves once and for all that employees are fighting back against the airline’s vaccine mandate. Every American should be free to decide for themselves whether or not to get vaccinated, without having to worry about their jobs, so we can only hope that this protest is a success.