‘Kiss my country ass!’ Carhartt told to find new clientele over ‘insane’ vax requirement

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Carhartt is a workwear retailer headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan and they have reportedly just announced to their thousands of employees that they don’t care what the Supreme Court has ruled concerning President Biden’s OSHA vaccine mandate, they will require employees to be vaccinated in order to keep their job.

The 133-year old company is one of many that are choosing to plow ahead with the mandate for large employers. Carhartt appeals to blue-collar workers and hipsters and now their decision may negatively impact their bottom line.

An email that was sent out on Friday from CEO Mark Valade to all Carhartt employees informed everyone that its mandatory vaccination policy that went into effect on Jan. 4 would stay in place and require all workers to get the jab by Feb. 15.

“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, according to the Detroit Metro Times. “We, and the medical community, continue to believe vaccines are necessary to ensure a safe working environment for every associate and even perhaps their households. While we appreciate that there may be differing views, workplace safety is an area where we and the union that represents our associates cannot compromise. An unvaccinated workforce is both a people and business risk that our company is unwilling to take.”

Valade is the great-grandson of company founder Hamilton Carhartt, who founded the company in Detroit in 1889. The purported email is still being verified by the Detroit Metro Times.

The letter went viral on Twitter Tuesday with many calling for a boycott of the company. Reaction to the policy was all over the place, both good and bad.

“Wow @Carhartt is subjecting their employees to medical abuse. Very bad look. Definitely should stop buying their products if you do,” BlazeTV podcast host Elijah Schaffer tweeted.

“Carhartt just put themselves on the going out of business notice,” LiberalsHaveNoClue (@DemsAreCrap) wrote. “Do they realize their base is blue collar conservative working class. Buh bye Carhartt.”

“Hey @Carhartt – you and your new clientele can kiss my country ass” Amer1can_Barbie tweeted.


According to a Kentucky TV news station, some Carhartt workers are very displeased with the mandate and protested the company’s vaccination policy back in November.

“I think it should be a choice, they think it should be a choice,” a Carhartt factory worker named Lance Gary told the media outlet. “There’s many that aren’t standing here that think it should be a choice. But Carhartt has made it not our choice, they’ve made it mandatory.”

People sounded off on social media over the announcement by Carhartt:


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