Local 1547 Members For Medical Freedom
October 19th, 2021
IBEW Local 1547 Leadership:
We, the undersigned IBEW members, would like to express to our IBEW representatives our united stance against the proposed COVID19 vaccine “mandate” for employers of one hundred or more employees.
While we firmly believe that any brother or sister who, having the need or desire to receive the COVID19 vaccine, should do so, we also believe that the one-size-fits-all, authoritarian nature of the proposed mandate not only violates our basic human rights, it is an unconstitutional violation of our fifth amendment right to not be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process.
We would further remember the wording of the Declaration of the IBEW:
“Our cause is the cause of human justice, human rights, human security. We refuse, and will always refuse, to condone or tolerate dictatorship or oppression of any kind. We will find and expel from our midst any who might attempt to destroy, by subversion, all that we stand for. This Brotherhood will continue to oppose communism, Nazism or any other subversive ‘ism’. Will support God, our Nation, our Union.”
We believe that it would behoove Local 1547, by the very declaration of the IBEW itself, to stand with Locals 1245, 160, 369, 77, 17, and others, against any proposed vaccine “mandate” that would force members to choose between making the medical decisions that are right for each individual, or the right to provide for themselves and their families.
We sincerely ask that you stand with us in solidarity, and represent us in this urgent matter.