The Big No Jab Resignation is Starting
According to this article, a survey showed that 19 percent of employers had vaccine mandates and 5 percent of employees have resigned or decide d to resignrather than get the jab. If all 5 percent are at the companies with mandates (which makes sense – why quit if they have no mandate) then those companies are going to lose 20 percent of their workforce, which is HUGE. Those numbers are also in line with what we are seeing in New York City among police, fire and sanitation workers willing to get laid off rather than vaccinated.
Corrections officers are also resigning, according to the Associated Press, leaving prisons dangerously understaffed.
Municipalities Hit Hard as workers Refuse Mandate
As reports predicted, 26 fire companies have been closed in New York City due to vaccine mandate-related staff shortages. City leaders are blaming the employees, apparently clueless that its their very own actions causing the problem. Similar problems exist in Los Angeles and Tucson, as reported in this article.
Coal is Back and Prices are Rising
With coal stockpiles down 35 percent compared to last year and electricity generated by coal up 4 percent, electricity producers are concerned they may face a shortage. There is plenty of coal in the ground, but because coal’s future is under threat by the Biden Administration, companies are not interested in investing and people aren’t interested in becoming coal miners.
An Excellent Explanation of why the Ports are Backed Up
I expected the supply chain mess to last a while. This article makes me think it may last forever. Why? Because truckers can’t make any money at backed up ports due to long lines and long waits for which they do not get paid.
Throughout America, people are quitting (or refusing to take) jobs that underpay them, treat them poorly, or subject them to insults and degradation. I expect hourly rates are just going to keep going up as companies struggle to hire. That’s good for employees, and may be long overdue, but will contribute to inflation.