by Raven Clabough
Reprinted with permission from TheNewAmerican.com
A federal lawsuit has been filed by John Pierce Law in the Southern District of Florida against Atlas Air on behalf of Atlas employees and US Freedom Flyers (USFF) over the vaccine mandates. The law firm has announced plans to sue 18 major airlines, as well as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT), over the vaccine mandates imposed by the agencies, contending they infringed on the constitutional, religious, and medical freedoms of airline employees.
As government contractors, airlines were impacted by President Biden’s September 9 executive order that required certain federal contractors and subcontractors to implement Covid-19 workplace safety measures, including a vaccine mandate with no “testing” option.
According to CBS News, airline employees that previously held out against obtaining the Covid vaccines “changed course as they risked losing their jobs,” something that should never have happened, according to the lawsuit.
“Fundamentally, this case is about whether Americans should be required to choose between their livelihoods and being coerced into taking an experimental, dangerous medical treatment,” reads the lawsuit.
Noting that pilots are already subjected to rigorous physical requirements in order to maintain their licenses, the lawsuit contends that the vaccine mandates pose health risks to otherwise-healthy workers:
It is also about the safety of America’s airline industry. Should pilots — under federal regulation required to be among the healthiest workers in the United States — who have taken an experimental “vaccine” that is now shown to have potentially deadly, long-term side effects, be allowed to fly massive aircraft in our skies? While those who have (smartly) refrained from such a course be forced out of their jobs?