For those Americans with a keen understanding of the way our Constitution is meant to operate, there was little surprise when President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate received a brutal smackdown from the Supreme Court. In fact, perhaps the most shocking part of the entire ordeal was how long it took to happen. This is a nation where medical decisions are personal, and your freedom is paramount.
But even now, as OSHA has given up the ghost completely, there are angry liberal consumers out there who are raging over the ruling, and they seem hellbent on conjuring their inner Karen and taking it out on private companies who are simply following the legal guidance.
Starbucks’ (SBUX) reversal of a plan to require its U.S. workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to weekly testing has sparked controversy among its loyal clients, as well as baristas on the front lines of the pandemic.Advertisement - story continues below
The Seattle coffee giant initially recommended that its workers get vaccinated by February 9th, in accordance with guidance from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), while the unvaccinated would have to submit to weekly testing.
However, the blueprint was scrapped after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the Biden administration’s efforts to compel companies to adopt that type of mandate.
The backlash was severe, even internally.
Starbucks Workers United, the union representing the two Buffalo-area stores, expressed their disappointment in the company’s reversal on vaccine mandates, which the group says was made without their feedback.Advertisement - story continues below
However, a few workers encouraged protesters to find more productive ways to back the coffee chain’s employees.
“We truly appreciate the care and concern our community shares with us regarding Starbucks’ decision to axe the vaccine rule,” said Kylah Clay, a barista at a Boston-area location.
“Its up to customers on whether they choose to boycott, but if you’re looking for some tangible ways to help your baristas, get vaccinated, donate KN95 masks, complain to corporate, and cheer on the folks fighting for a voice in the company,” Clay added.
The sheer amount of meddling that the left is looking to do when it comes to personal medical decisions is astounding, and the cult of Starbucks just doesn’t want to to take “no” for an answer.