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Southwest Airlines pilots apparently have been “sicking out” in response to news that if they are not vaccinated, then the airline will fire them to conform to Biden’s Executive Orders. The airline has insisted that the pilots are not striking. The union (covering its rear) also insists that they are not striking.
Governor Abbott gave the airline an “out” — and a big one. He declared that vaccine mandates are not legal for Texas corporations. It looked like the situation was saved – hurrah!
But… The idiotic management at Southwest decided that since Southwest (like all US airlines) is a federal contractor, the Texas “out” does not apply. So the vaccinate-or-be-fired ultimatum remains. The pilots, who were relieved, are now back threatening action.
The Southwest pilots provide a great opportunity to defeat the Federal Government. How can the rest of us support it?