A group of anonymous employees working for the consumer goods company Procter & Gamble (P&G) declared their resistance to the company’s vaccine mandate in a new video, as reported by Breitbart.
The YouTube video features multiple employees with their faces blurred out to retain their anonymity. At one point, the video shows a black-and-white photograph of P&G CEO David Taylor, with the video’s narrator saying that Taylor is breaking his own promise to respect all employees who work for the company by forcing them to take a vaccine.
“On our own website, we have a line that states we show respect for all individuals,” the narrator explains. “This is something our leaders preach to us every single day. But it is something that they have failed to put into practice. And that is why we can’t even show our faces in this video for fear of retribution.”
“Many of us in this company have been subjected to name calling, exclusion in general disgust for simply exercising our right to choose what we put in our bodies,” the video continues. “Being forced to decide between termination or indefinite discriminatory testing requirements that P&G can eliminate at their discretion at any time is not a choice — it’s coercion, plain and simple.”
There are currently over 26,000 employees working for P&G, which is based in Cincinnati, Ohio, and specializes in personal health and hygiene products.
When asked about the video, a P&G spokesperson said that the company is simply following Joe Biden’s orders and complying with the nationwide mandate he has imposed, demanding that every company with 100 or more employees mandate vaccinations or else face fines and other punishments. The spokesman added that a “vast majority” of P&G employees were already vaccinated, and they hoped to have all employees vaccinated by the end of 2021.
Biden’s federal mandate is currently on hold after a ruling by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, which granted an emergency stay on enforcing the mandate. The mandate is being challenged in court by multiple states, private businesses, employee advocacy groups, and other entities arguing that the mandate is unconstitutional; specifically, the mandate is being challenged on the basis that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) does not have the authority to implement and enforce such a sweeping mandate since it was not first approved by Congress.