President Joe Biden is very disappointing and made a request of the nation’s employers this month. It was after the Supreme Court delivered what he felt was a blow to his Corona Virus strategy. When the court blocked the enforcement of his workplace vaccine requirement: “Do the Right Thing.”
President Joe Biden: Employers Need to Use Common Sense
In fact, Biden is imploring companies to really impose vaccine mandates of their own. This is in lieu of the federal rule. Biden called “common-sense life-saving requirements for employees at large businesses.” Then weeks after the Supreme Court’s decision, many have not weighed in.
“However, the Court has, in fact, ruling that my administration cannot use the authority which is granting to it by Congress. It would be to require this measure. However, it does not, therefore, stop me from using my voice as president. It would be to advocate for employers to do the right thing. Actually, protect Americans’ health and economy,” Biden did say. He, in fact, is calling on the business leaders to “immediately join those who have already stepped up” by instituting vaccine requirements.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has formally announced it was withdrawing the requirement. This would have covered close to 84 million workers nationwide. In fact, the request is becoming all the more real as of last week. Moreover, Biden did appoint the federal agency to implement the vaccine rule.
Some Businesses Have Followed Suit with Biden’s Call
There are some businesses that have heeded the president’s call. Thus otherwise left the already-existing mandates in place. It is in since the weeks the Supreme Court’s January 13th decision has occurred which is going on amid record-breaking Corona Virus cases and hospitalizations as the Omicron Variant has surged. Though other people are taking another approach. Or staying mum on the topic, period. Plus, without the backing of a mandate at the federal level, business leaders have simultaneously bear both the responsibility and the liability for enforcing an administration that is clearly a priority.
On January 19th, according to a survey which was conducted by Gartner, a management consulting firm, close to 40 percent of the more than 250 executives from the major companies were surveying. In fact, it has already implemented a vaccine mandate. This is ahead of the Supreme Court decision, while there is another 35% which provided a testing option for employees.