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Joint Restricted Vaccine Mandate for Employees Seeking Medical or Religious Exemption
Nearly 2,000 out of 67,000 U.S. employees, or less than 3%, are asking to be exempted from the mandate for religious or medical reasons. United said that if their applications for medical exemptions were granted, workers would be placed on medical leave, which may or may not include some portion of their salary, depending on their union contract. Staff whose requests for religious exemptions were granted indeterminate unpaid leave but retain their seniority rights if they return to the company at an unspecified time in the future.
NYC DOE to Spend $ 11M on Pluging Staffing Holes From Vaccine Mandate
The city’s Department of Education expects to raise at least $ 11 million to fill the staffing shortfalls it provides. COVID-19 vaccine order, in accordance with the budget documents.
All DOE workers were given until the beginning of last week to provide vaccination proof. Those who refuse to jab may be selected to be removed from payroll while maintaining their health insurance or leave the DOE with a severance package.
The new funding memo shows that Staten Island schools are making a lot of money-and thus have the highest amount of unfinished workforce.
US to Raise Canada, Mexico Land Border Bans in November for Vaccine Visitors
The United States will lift restrictions on its land borders with Canada and Mexico for fully vaccinated foreign nationals in early November, ending the historic curbs of those not having to travel to the area from March 2020 to meet the Covid-19 pandemic.
The new rules are similar but not identical to the planned requirements announced last month for international air travelers, U.S. officials said in a press release.
Unwarning visitors are still barred from entering the United States from Canada or Mexico at land borders.
Boeing Needs All Workers to Get Vaccinated, Despite Cautious Labor Unions and Conservative Unions
Boeing management told U.S. employees in a text message on Tuesday that there are limited exceptions that require them to be vaccinated. COVID-19 on Dec. 8 or face end.
“Compliance with these requirements is a working condition,” Boeing said in an in-depth presentation viewed by The Seattle Times. “Employees who do not meet these requirements, and do not have approved housing, on Dec. 8 may be fired from the company.”
The policy applies to nearly 125,000 U.S. employees, about 57,000 of them in Washington state.
Revealed: Facebook’s Secret Blacklist of ‘At Risk Individuals and Organizations’
The bans appear to be traced back to 2012, when faced with growing alarm in Congress and the United Nations about terrorist recruiting online, Facebook added of the Community Standards which is a prohibition on “organizations with a record of terrorist or violent criminal activity.” This moderate rule stems from the well-known policy of Dangerous Individuals and Organizations, a set of restrictions on what Facebooknearly 3 billion users can say about a large and ever -growing list of creatures considered to be above pure.
But like other attempts to limit one’s own freedoms in the name of counter-terrorism, Facebook’s DIO policy has become an unthinkable system of disproportionate punishment in some communities, as to critics.
Italy’s Heaviest COVID Holiday Sparks Violent Protests
Central Rome was filled with violence over the weekend as thousands of protesters marched against the toughest new vaccine instructions in the world. All Italians would soon have to show a coronavirus “Green Pass, ”Confirming vaccination, recovery in the past six months, or negative COVID-19 testing from the past 48 hours to enter their workplaces.
What began with a restless but peaceful demonstration against the escalating march in Rome’s Piazza del Popolo that ended in a tinderbox when a branch of protesters stormed the CGIL headquarters, the Italy’s oldest and largest labor union.
There is no Bipartisan Consensus on Big Tech
We finally reached two consensus on Lots of Tech, yay everyone! At least that’s the press line is Echoing ad nauseum. “Facebook Whistleblower Reignites Bipartisan Support for Curbing Big Tech,” the Financial Times chanted last week after Frances Haugen’s Senate testimony on Facebook. “Lawmakers Send Big Tech a Bipartisan Antitrust Message,” Newsweek wrote a day later. For more than a year, but especially after last week’s U.S. Senate hearing, the media has increasingly suggested that Democrats and Republicans have put aside their long -standing disagreement over tech policy.
But beyond their winning news headlines, most of the articles mark (always clumsily) that “consensus” is just an opinion that there needs to be some sort of regulation for Big Tech. Here the idea of “bipartisan consensus” breaks down, and where the danger of this expression lies.
Archbishop: Catholic Troops May Reject COVID Vaccine
U.S. Catholic troops should be allowed to reject COVID-19 vaccine if taking it “violates the sanctity” of their conscience, says Archbishop for the Military Services Timothy Broglio in a statement from Tuesday.
Why it matters: Broglio encouraged troops to get the vaccine, but acknowledged that some people doubted whether the church’s position that encouraged the shooting “prevented an individual from being a sincere religious believer. receiving the vaccine would violate his conscience. ”
“No,” wrote the archbishop. Driving news: The Pentagon ordered the vaccine for troops in August, but many service members had not yet been transferred as deadlines approached.
NASA Employees Gather Off -Campus on Tuesday in Protest of Federal Vaccine Order
The debate continues as to who has the authority to ask COVID-19 vaccines, as issued by Governor Greg Abbott a new executive order prohibits all state entities from enforcement President Bidenmandated.
A group of NASA employees, both civil servants and contractors, gathered outside campus on Tuesday in protest of President Biden’s Federal Mandate, which requires companies with 100 or more employees to be vaccinated against on COVID-19 viruses.
France to Extend COVID State of Emergency Until July 31, Governor Says
The French government has asked lawmakers to extend the state of emergency until July 31 next year to deal with the continuation. coronavirus crisis, spokesman Gabriel Attal said on Wednesday.
The state of emergency extension means that the government will continue to have the power to increase or reverse strict measures such as the use of a health pass to gain access to venues such as restaurants, bars and cinemas.
These are the Health Insurance Options if You Get Discharged for Refusing to Get a COVID Vaccine
There are a few options. They are equally applicable to anyone who loses a job, even for the reason that there is no vaccine, according to health experts.
Home Quarantine Apps Burning Privacy Fears Face Recognition and Geolocation Technology
Apps used to ensure overseas arrivals follow home quarantine requirements as part of Australia’s opening up requires more robust privacy protections, technology and human rights groups told state and federal health ministers.
South Australia is the only jurisdiction to actively test home quarantine technology using a government-made app called Home Quarantine SA. The app automatically alerts users to verify their location and sends a selfie back to authorities within 15 minutes to confirm they are at the home they have registered for quarantine.
The Human Rights Law Center and Digital Rights Watch wrote to health ministers in each state and territory, as well as federal health minister, Greg Hunt, expressing concern about the use of facial recognition information technology and location without the stronger privacy protections in place.