According to fairly reliable sources, the air traffic controllers at Jacksonville International Airport walked off the job in protest of Covid vaccine mandate. Every. Single. One. The FAA apparently asked the media to not report on this, but many employees at Jax are confirming. There have been a reported 650 flights canceled yesterday, with no end in sight.
Mass flight cancellations were blamed on limited staffing at the Jacksonville Air Traffic Control Center in Hilliard and weather Friday night, according to the FAA.
Several flights in and out of Florida were either canceled or delayed Friday night.
Hmm, that’s interesting because a Jacksonville meteorologist claimed the skies were clear.
Action News Jax Chief Meteorologist Mike Buresh says the weather was clear in the area long before the delays were reported.
Obviously, this sucks for those passengers who need to get home or to get to their destinations, but I cannot blame the ATCs for walking off the job. Forced vaccines were never going to work, and eventually people were going to rebel. Apparently it’s already happening.
Tom Sauer on Twitter has a string about this, and it certainly looks like the air traffic controllers walked off the job. I guess Jax can either fire all the controllers, or rescind the mandate. New York has fired 1,400 unvaccinated workers, including doctors and nurses for not getting the vaccine. United Airlines fired 600 of their employees, and even police departments are firing officers for refusing the vax.
I’m glad people are starting to fight these mandates – I wish I did – especially after some of the side effects appear alarming. It’s nice to see people rising up against fascism.