CORONA Virginia Shipbuilder With Federal Contracts Reverses Position on Vaccine Mandate, Recalls Employees and Gives Options to Nullify Resignations

Sicario

The Executor
Another Win – Virginia Shipbuilder With Federal Contracts Reverses Position on Vaccine Mandate, Recalls Employees and Gives Options to Nullify Resignations
Newport News shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls reverses their position on the vaccine mandate and claims they misinterpreted the federal requirement. After further consultations with the federal government, the shipbuilder now says the vaccine mandate doesn’t apply. “This recent information is different from what we understood to be the government’s and the Navy’s intent,” the company said.

Huntington Ingalls previously said all of its 25,000 workers would need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a “condition of continued employment” due to the vaccine mandate for federal workers and contractors. [Media Link] However, Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin said in a Facebook update Thursday that Huntington Ingalls clarified their Navy contracts “don’t include a vaccine mandate at this time.”
[Via Facebook] President and CEO Mike Petters issued a message to employees Nov. 16 indicating that the government’s Jan. 4, 2022, deadline for vaccination is suspended. The message also clarified that after considerable work with the Navy to meet the intent of the mandate, our Navy contracts with Newport News Shipbuilding do not include a vaccine mandate requirement at this time.

This recent information is different from what we understood to be the government’s and the Navy’s intent. As a result of what we know today, some of the related mandate policies and processes will now change. Because employee safety continues to be our top priority, other COVID-related policies will not change.

Here’s what is changing:

• COVID-19 vaccination is not required as a condition of employment for current or leased employees.
• Employees who applied for a religious or medical exemption will be contacted in writing with additional clarification.
• Shipbuilders who opted to submit for retirement or to resign as a result of the federal mandate have the option to request reversal of their decision.
– For those who have started the retirement process, please contact the HII Benefits Center for more information.
– For employees who notified management or Human Resources of plans to resign, please talk with your immediate supervisor if your plans change. Supervisors should contact their Human Resources business partner for guidance.
• Offsite employees will be required to follow the guidance provided by the work location.
• Subcontractors do not need to be fully vaccinated.
 

CTFIREBATTCHIEF

Veteran Member
Good, somebody over there realized that those hulls just don't build themselves and finding competent tradesmen is tough ENOUGH without tossing experienced people overboard because "Dr *spit* Jills Husband"waves his hand and "mandates something" Lets hope other contractors follow along.

The BIG question now, will be boosters. Mandate THOSE....HAH...good luck on that you asshats.
 

Luddite

Veteran Member
Heard this news from some folks that work at the Pascagoula yard. Apparently there are some unhappy workers who have already taken the jab to keep their jobs.
This has been "table-topped".
What happens when the empirical evidence continues to mount that the jab causes many side-effects?

Tptb could use the pushback to implement further tyranny. Think 6Jan 2.0 then 6Jan 3.0. Etc.

The creeks will run red and the bigger rivers will clog with corpses.
Both sides will eventually forget what the original fight was about.

The question remains whether those ultimately responsible will ever pay a price...
 

Weps

Resident Millennial
More like realizing they were about to face a serious knowledge and experience shortage. Companies forget that experience and knowledge take time and mentoring to get.
Reminds me of the China in 1970's after the Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution.

They'd killed off so much of the older generaton through stravation and mass murder that when the dust settled there was a extreme shortage of skilled, experienced laborers and workers.
 

kyrsyan

Veteran Member
Reminds me of the China in 1970's after the Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution.

They'd killed off so much of the older generaton through stravation and mass murder that when the dust settled there was a extreme shortage of skilled, experienced laborers and workers.
The thing is, there's a lot of knowledge that can't be learned in books. It can only be learned by doing. And if you piss off your skilled, knowledgeable people... well, you'll spend years and a lot of money while the new people learn those lessons. And if those knowledgeable people decide to just stop working completely, it becomes an industrywide loss.
I know of one knowledgeable gentleman who now gets paid hefty chunks of money to come in and clean up the messes created. As a 1099 contractor, he's expensive. But he'll help anyone except his last employer. And people who hire him know that the mess will be fixed. He spent most of his career fixing messes. But it's a skillset that many don't have.
 

Sicario

The Executor
The thing is, there's a lot of knowledge that can't be learned in books. It can only be learned by doing. And if you piss off your skilled, knowledgeable people... well, you'll spend years and a lot of money while the new people learn those lessons. And if those knowledgeable people decide to just stop working completely, it becomes an industrywide loss.
I know of one knowledgeable gentleman who now gets paid hefty chunks of money to come in and clean up the messes created. As a 1099 contractor, he's expensive. But he'll help anyone except his last employer. And people who hire him know that the mess will be fixed. He spent most of his career fixing messes. But it's a skillset that many don't have.
Now we need the same thing to happen in the medical industry!
 

kochevnik

Senior Member
The problem with doing something stupid like they did is that when workers leave - they dont necessarily want to come back again - especially since you'd have to do a crapload of paperwork and hassle to get a job you werent that thrilled about in the first place.

If it were me - they'd be paying me a bunch of backpay and ENSURING thru financial penalties that they were going to pull the same bullshit later on down the road before I would even think about coming back. This is basically how I inadvertently retired over the last 3 years - I still get emails every day asking me to work and I say to myself, why bother. Paid off house, paid off car, no stress - screw them guys.
 

33dInd

Veteran Member
Lots of winning in the private sector

But
Least we forget the federal work force
Military service is facing loss of two plus divisions
USDA is gonna loose at least 15%
Civilian workers on military bases close to 20%

All of that will severely hamper if not destroy the federal work force
 

Millwright

Knuckle Dragger
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Lots of winning in the private sector

But
Least we forget the federal work force
Military service is facing loss of two plus divisions
USDA is gonna loose at least 15%
Civilian workers on military bases close to 20%

All of that will severely hamper if not destroy the federal work force

But look at all the money that frees up for entitlements.
 

kyrsyan

Veteran Member
Now we need the same thing to happen in the medical industry!
Unfortunately, it is. Trust me it is. The older, more experienced docs that have seen a lot and use their brains to think outside the box are retiring or being run off. And the new generation, they have been taught to stay inside the lines and ignore what is outside the lines. And most of them comply.
 

Raggedyman

Res ipsa loquitur
Unfortunately, it is. Trust me it is. The older, more experienced docs that have seen a lot and use their brains to think outside the box are retiring or being run off. And the new generation, they have been taught to stay inside the lines and ignore what is outside the lines. And most of them comply.
more TRUTH in this post than most would realize
 

Barry Natchitoches

Has No Life - Lives on TB
Yes, this is good.

However, what happens to those who were forced to take the jab to keep food on their table?

Apparantly, many of them stood up to the Vax Bullies, and eventually won.

But others - not knowing this would happen - took the jab despite not wanting it. Need to feed their families can drive folks to do alot of things they do not want to do.

What happens to them now? Especially any who might have been injured by the vax?

Their bodies will never be the same…
 

Sicario

The Executor
Now we need the same thing to happen in the medical industry!
Unfortunately, it is. Trust me it is. The older, more experienced docs that have seen a lot and use their brains to think outside the box are retiring or being run off. And the new generation, they have been taught to stay inside the lines and ignore what is outside the lines. And most of them comply.
When I said, "we need the same thing to happen in the medical industry," I meant we also need a headline reading, "[The Medical Industry] Reverses Position on Vaccine Mandate, Recalls Employees and Gives Options to Nullify Resignations."
 
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