Employee Speaks Out About Employee Vaccine Mandates
“Something inside me said, ‘This is all wrong.'”
For eight years, Joe Adams was a manager of airplane mechanics for American corporation The J.M. Smucker’s Company in Ohio. It was his career, hard won through years of study, his joy, and as he describes it, “the best job I ever had.” This all ended on December 15, 2021, when Mr. Adams was terminated for not complying with his employer’s demand he get the Covid-19 shot.
Mr. Adams shares his story with Dr. Naomi Wolf, Craig Klein, and Breeauna Sagdal of DailyClout: how management’s “expectation” that staff get vaccinated quickly turned into their ultimatum this past fall. He talks about the stress of trying to decide whether or not to get the shot after he was denied a religious exemption, and turning his family’s opinion over and over in his head for weeks. “You’re gonna throw it all away, just get the shot!” they advised him, as time ran out for him to make a choice.
Ultimately, Mr. Adams decided against taking the vaccine. As he explains to DailyClout in a webinar organized to help other workers who are fighting vaccine mandates, his decision was not just about him. “It was a very scary situation. It still is. What’s this going to do to me financially?” he recalls thinking.
Thinking about younger Americans helped him decide. “I just gotta think about our freedoms and frankly, future generations. If we don’t stand up now, future generations will just fall by the wayside.”
Joe Adams and other Smucker’s employees terminated due to the vaccine mandate are now being represented by Ohio attorney Warner Mendenhall. This clip is part of a 90 minute webinar put together by DailyClout to assist workers going through similar coercion and terminations over Covid mandates to understand their legal options and how to fight back. The full webinar also discusses the more hidden influences pushing American companies to agree to make their employees comply with Covid vaccine mandates, including companies’ dependence on large federal contracts (like jelly for a year for the whole US Army, Congressional cafeteria, etc. You get the idea). Mr. Mendenhall explains how the enormous procurement power of the federal government–it pays Smucker’s alone $400 million a year–results in corporations conforming to mandates to maintain its contracts, not for health reasons. To watch the full webinar, click here.