Biden’s Beloved Amtrak Just Told Him To Take A Hike
Joe’s beloved Amtrak has just told him to go pound sand.
Thanks to Biden’s vaccine mandate the railroad company was facing a large reduction in service.
As a result, Amtrak CEO Bill Flynn has decided to alter their COVID-19 protocol in order to keep service running as normal. In a memo sent to employees Flynn said that workers will be tested weekly.
Amtrak CEO Bill Flynn said in a memo that unvaccinated workers are required to submit Covid-19 tests, and those who don’t comply with the rule will first be placed on an unpaid leave of absence and could eventually be subject to termination.
Flynn said the company adjusted its vaccine policy after a federal judge decided last week to halt the Biden Administration’s vaccine mandate for federal contractors and subcontractors.
Recently, Amtrak officials told Congress that if forced to cooperate with the federal mandate large portions of service would be shut down due to worker shortages.
“After reviewing our system service plans in light of these changes, we do not anticipate having system-wide service impacts in January,” Flynn said.
Amtrak is a federally charted corporation who would fall under the government mandate, the board of directors are appointed by the president however, the company operates as an independent non-profit corporation.
Congress created the company in 1970 after private railroad companies of passenger rail services were going under.
Boeing has also suspended their coronavirus vaccination rules, however the company stated that if the Supreme Court holds up the mandate they will reimpose it.
“The success of Boeing’s vaccination requirement to date positions the company well to comply with the federal executive order should it be reinstated in the future,” Boeing said.
In November, Huntington Ingalls Industries was the first major defense contractor to tell the Biden administration they would not comply with Biden’s mandate citing it was not part of a conditions of the company’s shipbuilding contracts.