Joe Biden released a Jan. 4 deadline to his arguably unconstitutional federal vaccine mandate for employers with at least 100 workers this week, but truck drivers are now pushing back.
The International Foodservice Distributors Association responded with an open letter speaking out against the Biden mandate.
Writers of the letter warned could lead to mass shortages of workers, exacerbating the nation’s already extreme supply chain issues even further.
“Our industries are committed partners in the fight against COVID-19, and we unequivocally support the use of vaccines to fight its spread. However, we are concerned a mandate will cripple an already strained supply chain,” the letter reads. “We estimate companies covered by the mandate could lose 37% of drivers at a time when the nation is already short 80,000 truck drivers. We ask for flexibility for transportation and supply chain essential workers, particularly truck drivers who spend most of their time in their trucks and have minimal contact with colleagues and customers.” Read more…