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Carhartt facing a boycott
 

 
I just bought a new sweater and it’s the middle of winter……. Would you support a boycott?


Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has blocked the Biden administration's vaccine-or-test rule for private employers, companies nationwide are faced with a decision: Go ahead with a vaccine mandate anyway, or abandon it.

No matter which path companies choose, backlash appears near certain.

This week, workwear company Carhartt became the latest example of the public tightrope employers must walk to balance the health and safety concerns of employees against staffing challenges, potential legal liability and customer blowback.

"Employers are between a rock and a hard place. You have a responsibility as an employer to provide a safe working environment for your employees. That's an incredibly subjective standard. It just got more subjective when you don't have the benefit of having a law to be able to point at," said David Lewis, the CEO of the human resources consulting firm OperationsInc.

Supreme Court blocks Biden's vaccine-or-test mandate for large private companies
Conservative outcry over the mandate at Carhartt

On Friday, Carhartt CEO Mark Valade announced in an internal all-staff email that the company's vaccine mandate — which went into effect for most of Carhartt's 3,000 U.S.-based employees earlier this month — would stay in place despite the Supreme Court's decision. The mandate includes exceptions for religious and medical reasons.

"We put workplace safety at the very top of our priority list, and the Supreme Court's recent ruling doesn't impact that core value," Valade wrote. "An unvaccinated workforce is both a people and business risk that our company is unwilling to take."

Then, a photo of the email circulated on social media.

While vaccine supporters applauded the move, some conservatives called for a boycott of Carhartt products and questioned the wisdom of the company's decision given its traditional blue-collar customer base.

"Pretty rich from a company sustained by the ranchers, farmers, laborers, etc. who make this country great and celebrate her values of freedom and liberty. Boycott Carhartt until they break," wrote Molly McCann, a conservative lawyer who once represented former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Although the company has dramatically expanded its reach in recent years, its best-known products are the rugged jackets and overalls worn by construction workers, contractors and utility workers — and sometimes by politicians on the campaign trail looking to bolster their blue-collar credibility.

"Carhartt fully understands and respects the varying opinions on this topic, and we are aware some of our a*sociates do not support this policy. However, we stand behind our decision because we believe vaccines are necessary to protect our workforce," said company spokesperson Amy Hellebuyck in a statement, She added that a "vast majority" of Carhartt's employees are vaccinated or in the process of becoming so.

The polarized landscape facing companies
While vaccines do not completely eliminate transmission of COVID-19, they reduce the likelihood of catching the disease and dramatically improve the odds of avoiding hospitalization or death. Those who have received booster shots are even more protected. Vaccine mandates have been successful at driving up vaccination rates.

Biden Lays Out Plan To Mandate Vaccines Or Testing For Millions Of Workers
The Biden administration rule would have required private employers with 100 or more employees to implement a vaccine mandate or test negative for COVID-19 at least once a week. The rule would have covered roughly 84 million workers.

A December poll by CNN and SSRS reported that 6 in 10 people approved of a rule like the Biden administration's. In another, Axios and Ipsos found that 54% of respondents said they supported employer mandates.

But support for mandates differs sharply among Republicans and Democrats. In the Axios poll, nearly 80% of Democrats supported employer mandates, compared with just 30% of Republicans.

The Biden administration announced the rule in September with the hope that it could drive up vaccination rates nationwide. Originally, it was set to go into effect this month as a regulation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

But the rule was dogged by legal challenges and ultimately blocked by the Supreme Court last week in a 6-3 vote.

Adding to the confusion for companies are states where lawmakers have effectively blocked private vaccine mandates — like in Montana and Tennessee — or undercut them by requiring expansive exemption policies, as in a handful of other conservative states.

"It's a very, very swampy, murky mess here," said Lewis. "My strongest message to our client base has been: You're either all in, or you're not."

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The decision isn't always strictly about safety
Ultimately, Lewis said, employers will make business decisions about whether to keep vaccine mandates in place. For public-facing companies, consumer sentiment is one factor. But the opinion of current employees also matters, he says.

The tight labor market could be the biggest concern for companies with lower vaccination rates, which may hesitate to lay off employees who refuse vaccines at a time when finding replacements could be difficult.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 73% of Americans over the age of 18 are fully vaccinated. Those who are unvaccinated tend to be younger than 50 and less educated.

That means companies with largely white-collar and coastal workforces may have an easier time implementing and enforcing a vaccine mandate, Lewis said.

"It's not just about the white-collar versus blue-collar, but there's definitely a divide that starts there," said Lewis. "It's politics. It's regions within the country that have been more on board with vaccinations than those that have not."

Following last week's Supreme Court ruling, that divide is increasingly front and center for employers.

Financial goliath CitiGroup said Friday that it will go ahead with its mandate after 99% of the company's tens of thousands of U.S.-based employees complied with a mid-January vaccination deadline.

United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby has continued to defend his company's mandate. Last week, he said the policy "saves lives" and revealed that, on average, more than one United employee was dying of COVID-19 each week before the company's mandate took effect in September.

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Among the companies that have taken the opportunity to drop vaccination rules is Starbucks, which had announced earlier this month that it would require employees at its thousands of locations across all 50 states to be fully vaccinated by Feb. 9 or else be tested weekly, as directed by the OSHA rule.

On Tuesday, the company reversed course, informing employees that it would not require any vaccine or testing regimen.

And two of the country's biggest manufacturing companies – GE and Boeing – both dropped their requirements in December after a federal judge stayed another Biden administration rule requiring federal contractors to implement vaccine mandates.

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 4 months ago '20        #2
fremontitic 
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Shouts to Hip Hop putting Carhartt on

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Top 10 most slapped recently  4 months ago '17        #3
DavidTheMan 
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Carhartt management will probably be removed by the board for this.
Can't imagine the mindset of attacking your largest customer base and workers doing this sh*t.
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 4 months ago '20        #4
Moogie Johnson  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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They’ll just find new jobs. Aint like Carhart paying their employees big money smh
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 4 months ago '05        #5
Truth33  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 fremontitic said
Shouts to Hip Hop putting Carhartt on

Carhartt is blue collar - none of those bums have ever put in a days work in their lives
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 4 months ago '19        #6
Jalen Hoes 
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This reminds me of when Gillete went after "toxic mascilinity" in their ads.

If you know you gonna take a hit money wise, and still stand for what you believe in, thats what this all about on both sides. You should have the choice to not take the vaccine and private businesses should have the choice to require it if they want too.

If you feel so strongly, quit or stop supporting. Personally I dont know the brand so it makes no difference to me.
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 4 months ago '11        #7
CarlozRossi  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Nah I’m still fukin with it.
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 4 months ago '12        #8
TrillSwag  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 DavidTheMan said
Carhartt management will probably be removed by the board for this.
Can't imagine the mindset of attacking your largest customer base and workers doing this sh*t.
You don’t think they got this greenlight by the board first you dumb trumper? You think management went rouge about such a polarized stance?
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 4 months ago '17        #9
Acebit 
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Carhartt fie
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DUCEDUCE  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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I hope they don't put them out of business like they did nike.
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 4 months ago '04        #11
focused313 
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"On Tuesday, the company reversed course, informing employees that it would not require any vaccine or testing regimen."

Good enough for me.

I don't know why these companies, well some of them, are enforcing mandates when the covid shots don't stop the spread of covid. Maybe they'll tie it to "back to work" ability. If an employee gets covid but has the shot, they can come back to work as soon as they "feel better."
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 4 months ago '17        #12
JacobWatch  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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 focused313 said
"On Tuesday, the company reversed course, informing employees that it would not require any vaccine or testing regimen."

Good enough for me.

I don't know why these companies, well some of them, are enforcing mandates when the covid shots don't stop the spread of covid. Maybe they'll tie it to "back to work" ability. If an employee gets covid but has the shot, they can come back to work as soon as they "feel better."
“On Tuesday, the company announced it will be respecting simple human rights and showing some compassion…”

sh*t is crazy right now that people will only do the right thing if their called out on it.

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 4 months ago '20        #13
cutedrakestan 
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 Jalen Hoes said
This reminds me of when Gillete went after "toxic mascilinity" in their ads.

If you know you gonna take a hit money wise, and still stand for what you believe in, thats what this all about on both sides. You should have the choice to not take the vaccine and private businesses should have the choice to require it if they want too.

If you feel so strongly, quit or stop supporting. Personally I dont know the brand so it makes no difference to me.


And work where?

I can work for myself

But companies should have to take liability if the shot is a condition of employment
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 4 months ago '20        #14
Xiox  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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I support the boycott
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 4 months ago '13        #15
TheWAVEment 
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Hope this make their WIP collection have some deep discounts
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 4 months ago '05        #16
JimDinO77  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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Old repost thread….


But yea, I’m copping for sure. I respect the company doing something for the greater good of humanity.

 4 months ago '19        #17
Jwin 
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Ehhh, still copping. Carhartt is masters at what they do.
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 4 months ago '17        #18
KingBud 
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I could care less... im still gon cop..
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DavidTheMan 
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 TrillSwag said
You don’t think they got this greenlight by the board first you dumb trumper? You think management went rouge about such a polarized stance?
No i dont believe they did and if they did after their loses the ceo will be the scapegoat and fired.

 4 months ago '17        #20
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Of course npr had to inject the fantasy that the vaccine prevents transmission into their little story

 4 months ago '17        #21
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 focused313 said
"On Tuesday, the company reversed course, informing employees that it would not require any vaccine or testing regimen."

Good enough for me.

I don't know why these companies, well some of them, are enforcing mandates when the covid shots don't stop the spread of covid. Maybe they'll tie it to "back to work" ability. If an employee gets covid but has the shot, they can come back to work as soon as they "feel better."
Aka we will bow down to the mighty dollar

 4 months ago '21        #22
Paw paw 
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 fremontitic said
Shouts to Hip Hop putting Carhartt on



 4 months ago '15        #23
The South 
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I like their jackets and t shirts for heavy duty outdoor activity.

I thought it was hilarious all the grown a*s babies who went taking off their carhartt logos from their workwear. Still got the sh*t on you, buffoon.
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 4 months ago '05        #24
Dun Language  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x17
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 Truth33 said
Carhartt is blue collar - none of those bums have ever put in a days work in their lives
They put in work on them rhymes and in the street

fu*k is you talking about sun?
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 4 months ago '09        #25
Zao 
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Isn't Carhartt high quality at a decent price? I don't know if they have any competitors anyways that their former customer would go to



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