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NBA Won't Impose Jab Requirement On Players After Union 'Refused To Budge'

By Patrick follow Patrick   2021 Sep 14, 11:06pm 146 views   6 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/nba-wont-impose-vaccine-requirement-players-after-union-refused-budge


What do NBA players, Congress and US postal workers have in common? None of them will be subject to vaccine mandates that up to 100 million Americans face following last week's Executive Order.



According to ESPN, NBA players have become the latest 'exempted class' from the mandates, after their union (the NBPA) "refused to budge on its demand that players not be required to take the vaccine."

The NBA and NBPA continue to negotiate aspects of COVID-related protocols and procedures for the upcoming 2021-22 campaign, but the NBPA has refused to budge on its demand that players not be required to take the vaccine, sources say, and any proposal that mandates vaccination remains a "non-starter."

NBA referees and most NBA staff will be required to take the jab, according to the report.
1   noobster   ignore (0)   2021 Sep 15, 12:01am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

That's perfect!

I've always identified as a 5'4", currently unsigned, NBA, free agent!
2   HeadSet   ignore (3)   2021 Sep 15, 7:25am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Does not the NBA and even individual teams have over 100 employees? How are they going to avoid the Biden mandate?
3   Karloff   ignore (0)   2021 Sep 15, 10:27am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

The same way the rich and powerful avoid all the laws meant for the little people.
4   richwicks   ignore (3)   2021 Sep 15, 11:36am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Patrick says
None of them will be subject to vaccine mandates that up to 100 million Americans face following last week's Executive Order.


Executive Orders only are binding on the executive branch.

This is why congress had to be exempted, and it's why most Americans are exempted.
5   WookieMan   ignore (6)   2021 Sep 15, 11:56am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

HeadSet says
Does not the NBA and even individual teams have over 100 employees? How are they going to avoid the Biden mandate?

Pretty sure the players themselves are independent contractors. My BIL plays a professional sport overseas and I'm 99% sure he's an IC. They get game checks and some side benefits like health, transportation, lodging, etc. but they're not employees aka salaried.

The players union probably just wanted to come to a consensus on the issue so it wasn't a problem. Also further evidence no one wants the jab. Per capita NBA players are the highest paid I believe of the major sports. So they have the most to lose getting covid. They made a good choice in my mind. They're healthy, young athletes. Covid won't kill them.
6   EBGuy   ignore (0)   2021 Sep 15, 12:30pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Wonder how this will jibe with the Safer Return Together health order from SFPH. Fun times at the Chase Center.
As soon as possible, but no later than October 13, 2021, operators or hosts of indoor Mega-Events and Large Indoor Events must require all staff to show proof, before entering the facility, that they are Fully Vaccinated, subject to any applicable requirements of federal, state, or local laws requiring accommodation. For clarity, “staff” as used in this Section 7 does not include all individuals included in the broader term “Personnel.” Performers or players who are not employed by the Business, governmental entity, or other organization hosting the event (e.g., members of visiting teams and independent performers not employed by the host) are not covered by this Section, but are strongly encouraged to be Fully Vaccinated before playing or performing in San Francisco. If they are not, they are required to:
•Remain at least six feet away from members of the public for the entire duration of the event;
•Provide the Business, governmental entity, or other organization hosting the event with proof of a negative COVID-19 test (nucleic acid or antigen) taken within the 48 hours before the event; and
Wear a Well-Fitted Mask at all times except while actively performing or playing as required by Appendix A of this Order.

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