Postal Workers Union Delivers Stunning Blow to Biden: End Vaccine Mandates


The American Postal Workers Union is opposing the Biden administration’s new order which requires federal employees to get the coronavirus vaccine or be subject to regular testing and other restrictions.

While the union said it encourages postal workers to get the shot, the APWU made it clear that the government should not be forcing vaccination, either.

“Maintaining the health and safety of our members is of paramount importance,” the union said in a statement. “While the APWU leadership continues to encourage postal workers to voluntarily get vaccinated, it is not the role of the federal government to mandate vaccinations for the employees we represent.”

The union doubled down by noting that new workplace conditions will have to be negotiated first, regardless of what the White House considers to be the proper safety measures.

“Issues related to vaccinations and testing for COVID-19 in the workplace must be negotiated with the APWU. At this time the APWU opposes the mandating of COVID-19 vaccinations in relation to U.S. postal workers.”

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As to be expected, the APWU is now reaping what it sowed. In June 2020, its executive board endorsed President Joe Biden.

“In their decision, the Board recognized his record of advancing the cause of unions, his support for the public Postal Service, postal workers, and his opposition to postal privatization,” the union said last year.

Should there be a vaccine mandate for federal employees?

While public-sector unions are often unreasonable in their demands, this one actually makes a great point.

It makes sense that the union would want postal service workers to have their vaccine, but to make life inconvenient for those who decide against it is a ridiculous abuse of power.

Whether people like it or not, getting vaccinated is a choice.

The union is aware of this principle, and knows that it would lose members if people quit their jobs as a result of the mandate.

If the government were to make it compulsory in any capacity, like it is doing with federal workers, the action will likely raise suspicion among groups with significant institutional distrust.

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Coronavirus restrictions are already making an unwanted comeback, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is once again recommending masks in “higher risk” areas for the vaccinated and unvaccinated both, due to the Delta variant.

Unions like the APWU play a major role in how the economy functions, along with being a key pillar of Democratic support, so this negative reaction may weigh heavily on the White House’s decision-making.

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Cameron Arcand is a former writer for The Western Journal.
Cameron Arcand is a political commentator based in Phoenix, Arizona. In 2017 as a school project, he founded, which has grown exponentially since its founding. He has interviewed several notable conservative figures, including Dave Rubin, Peggy Grande and Madison Cawthorn.

In September 2020, Cameron joined The Western Journal as a Commentary Writer, where he has written articles on topics ranging from the COVID-19 pandemic, the "Recall Gavin Newsom" effort and the 2020 election aftermath. The "Young Not Stupid" column launched at The Western Journal in January 2021, making Cameron one of the youngest columnists for a national news outlet in the United States. He has appeared on One America News and Fox 5 DC. He has been a Young America's Foundation member since 2019.
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