Over 50 employees of Bell Helicopter held a peaceful protest outside the plant, October 20th. after the company announced that all employees must be fully vaccinated.
Employees say they are not protesting the company, but President Bidens Covid-19 mandates that all government employees get vaccinated.
If Bell employees are not fully vaccinated against the virus by December 8th and did not get a religious or medical exemption workers will be fired.
Not only were Bell employees present at Wednesday’s protest, but others from the community came to support as well, like a recent employee of Pantex who just quit after learning about a vaccine mandate.
The employees say their next step is to figure out who else here locally is being affected by this, so they can make this a bigger fight across the city.
Story By: Chuck Williams