Six hundred Google employees recently signed a manifesto asking the Big Tech giant to retract its COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
The reported manifesto was in response to the recent order of Google executives asking its more than 150,000 US employees to report their vaccination status to the company by Dec. 3 whether they plan to work in the office or not.
Based on the Biden vaccine plan, all Google employees who work either directly or indirectly with government contractors are required to be vaccinated.
In their manifesto, the employees argue that any policy set by the $1.9 trillion company will have an outsized impact on decisions that other companies make.
The employees who signed the manifesto also appealed to their fellow workers to “oppose the mandate as a matter of principle” and said the policy should not affect any worker’s decision on whether or not to get vaccinated.
“Such Googlers may never feel comfortable expressing their true sentiments about a company health policy and other, unrelated sensitive topics. This results in silenced perspective and exacerbates the internal ideological ‘echo chamber’ which folks both inside and outside of Google have observed for years,” the manifesto reads.