BAE workers upset over vaccine rules

(Photo Supplied/BAE Systems)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Last month, President Biden announced a mandate that all employers with more than 100 workers either require them to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or test for the virus every week.

One of the local employers impacted by that move is BAE (spell it) Systems, which is an aerospace company with several military contracts and a location in Fort Wayne. Bob Kokovay works there and tells WOWO News he’ll probably lose his job:

“We were informed two or three weeks ago that this was coming down the pipeline… under the mandate that we are under, we have no option for weekly testing. We can have a medical or religious waiver, possibly. The deadline to be fully vaccinated is December 8th. There is a very substantial body of us that are ready and willing to be terminated.”

At the time the order was announced, BAE issued this statement:

“We have been and will continue to encourage our employees who are able to get vaccinated against COVID-19, to do so,” also saying the company was “working to understand (the order’s) impact on our business.”

While the President’s order was that employers give workers the option of getting vaccinated or weekly testing, under federal labor laws, employers have the right to set their terms of employment. That applies to vaccinations as well.


  1. BAE is just another group of “steerage” to people in Washington DC.

    This is just another order by a Nazi. Isn’t it strange the Congress is exempt from this order (plus several other groups like USPS)? Rules for thee but not for me.

    Quit Voting for Nazis!!!!

  2. I hope these whiny, entitled, overpaid BAE employees do lose their jobs over not being grown up enough to handle a little shot. Maybe Arby’s will hire them. Plenty of adults would like to take their jobs. Job Fair on it’s way!

    • Sounds like these “whiny, entitled, overpaid BAE employees” are AUDLTs and can make their own decisions. Do you need the Government to give you orders? Why don’t you go get the jab enough times till you feel safe to come out of your parent’s basement.

  3. F…..Joe biden… jab.shut every communist plant down.its either profit or vax which do the value most……oooh money so dont work!!!!!

  4. It’s unfortunate the level of ignorance out there, there is nothing little about this “Experimental jab”, do the research people. 1st & foremost it’s Our Body-Our Choice!!! We as Americans have that Right!
    God help us all.

  5. I am an employee at BAE Systems and one of those who will be terminated as of December 8. I’ll not even be submitting the religious exemption form as doing so is a concession that the Federal Government and/or my employer has the moral authority to require a vaccine in the first place. It also concedes that my employer and/or the Federal Government has the authority to determine the depth of my religious convictions. This is a clear violation of my First Amendment rights. As such, I decline to participate.

    And no, we are not overpaid at all for what we do. Production workers are paid between $14 and $20 an hour – to assemble the electronics systems that keep airplanes from falling out of the sky while in flight.

  6. found other workarounds.

    We Need Biden Impeached, he recently instructed the Department of Labor to force employees around the country to get vaccinated.
    (But did you know… immigrants illegally crossing from Mexico to the U.S. had no vaccine requirement)

  7. It has recently aborted cells that were never frozen, luciferase, graphene oxide, changed DNA.
    It’s set to kill 1/3 the pop.
    On that day, when you are energized with 5G, you can’t think and your head starts trembling, just remember someone told you, but you wouldn’t listen because you knew more than they did.

    Brandons buddy is China’s marionette. America is being taken over now. Be a patriot, do not give in!


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