Right to work? Inslee mandates vaccine for state workers in Washington state


Washington Gov. Jay Inslee this week announced a requirement for most state workers, and on-site contractors and volunteers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

State employees and workers in private health care and long-term care settings have until Oct. 18 to be fully vaccinated.

The requirement applies to state workers, regardless of teleworking status. That means those who work from home must still be vaccinated. It applies to executive cabinet agencies, but the governor encouraged all others such as higher education, local governments, the legislative branch, other statewide elected officials and organizations in the private sector to do the same.

“It is the mission of public servants and those providing health care to serve our fellow Washingtonians. These workers live in every community in our state, working together and with the public every day to deliver services,” Inslee said. “We have a duty to protect them from the virus, they have the right to be protected, and the communities they serve and live in deserve protection as well.”

The governor made the announcement at a press conference on Monday at Kaiser Permanente in Seattle. He was joined by Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, King County Executive Dow Constantine, Kaiser Permanente Washington President Susan Mullaney, Washington State Secretary of Health Dr. Umair Shah, and Seattle-King County Public Health Officer Dr. Jeffrey Duchin.

The announcement comes as Washington is experiencing a severe increase in COVID cases and hospitalizations in every county, due to the Delta variant, with the overwhelming majority of cases and hospitalizations being among unvaccinated Washingtonians.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy of Alaska has stated that there will be no vaccine mandates in the Alaska state workforce.


  1. It is amazing how politicians are so willing to be our appointed doctors making health decisions for us all.
    Even if a person loathes our governor Dunleavy, I would hope comfort could be taken that he doesn’t parade himself out as our statewide doctor advising us on health.
    It wasn’t so long ago we oft heard the screeching of, “It is a woman’s health and that choice should be between her and her doctor!” We don’t hear that so much now.
    Of course, the counterargument will be, “But with Covid, it could affect other people.” Indeed, abortion affects another heartbeat too, now doesn’t it? Not a puppy heartbeat, not a blob heartbeat. Only a human heartbeat…attached to a human, attached to its mother. And abortion affects it every time.

    • Mike better find a source for some cheap ventilators and oxygen delivering devices. Alaska is just a stone’s throw and a few flights from our beloved Alaska airlines from being right there in bed with Washington.

  2. I wonder how many State of Alaska employees in Anchorage supported the small business leaders and community last year when they were protesting the mask mandates and rigid rules for being open? Government workers, wearing their masks at work, working from home, and never missing a paycheck.
    Because of government workers and Native Healthcare workers didn’t help their fellow private business leaders,

    Now government workers are taking their turn on the hot seat. I am reminded of Martin Niemoeller poem, ‘First they came…’

  3. Just as last year, people will have to be more together, pushing back on the government. Or else more people will eventually be led to the slaughter.

    I feel like a fatalist. Today, I think people’s hearts are so hard, as past Russian and German people’s hearts were, to allow something as the Holocaust to have occurred, before they realize where their hardened hearts led them.
    Unless people’s hearts are melted and softened we are on our way repeating something as gruesome as a holocaust killing specific peoples for their faith leanings, for their political position, for their what a government calls an undesirable.

  4. I wonder if the vaxxed, when they are laying in their bed at night, think about the fact that they possibly made a big mistake taking the jab as more and more deaths and horrible side effects come to light.
    They can’t possibly believe the government and BigPharma really cares about them – can they?
    Since it is IMPOSSIBLE for anyone to say this gene therapy is safe in the long term – remember many drugs and vaccines have had to be taken off the market because long term side effects revealed themselves – wouldn’t it be the height of irony if all of the vax nazis suffered bad side effects in the coming months and years? What would they do? How often do they ponder that scenario?

    • Thank you for this valuable input. How many times has government, politicians and the media been caught lying, deceiving or misrepresenting facts and truth at minimum ? Answer: TOO MANY TIMES TO COUNT.

      *** Those who choose to get jabbed and put faith in government, politicians and media OVER GOD will understand – “inevitably” .

      *** This is exactly why God gave us free-will. Fear and Faith CANNOT coexist.

  5. “We have a duty to protect them from the virus, they have the right to be protected, and the communities they serve and live in deserve protection as well.”

    But the employee has no rights eh?

  6. We are not anti-vaxxers, but we do believe in our right to choose and to be responsible for our own health and well being. We have well established our immune systems with a healthy lifestyle and are very rarely sick with anything even a headache. We believe in the freedoms established in the Constitution framed by the founders of this great country. Their goal was to protect the citizens of the US from an over reaching government power. Thank you Governor Dunleavy for upholding our freedom.

    • You’re not anti-vax, but you’re anti “this vax”? What is the difference between Jenny McCarthy’s anti vax sentiment and yours?

      • Other vaccines have been in use for many many years, or even decades, they went thru proper testing and vetting. This was rushed out and potential side effects and/or long term effects, are not known and will not be for years, or decades. Only the blind follow faithfully in what the government tells them is the best for them.

        • Moving the goalposts? “I need one more month to look for side effects.. No, one more year… No, one more decade!!” I’m sure you and Fauci get along just fine

          I strongly oppose vaccine mandates but it is foolish for people to not get the COVID vaccine. It’s your funeral

  7. “A new CDC reportTrusted Source shows that since July 26, there have been only 6,587 reports of breakthrough infections that resulted in hospitalization or death among 163 million fully vaccinated people — a percentage of 0.01 percent or less.”

    There ya go.. It isn’t doing squat.. Fully vaccinated people are still dying from it.. But not even close to being a killer…. 99% of the population survives it.. Yet some areas are trying to be tyrannical and force people to accept a failed vaccine. Strongly advise those that got the jab take a gander at the ingredient list.. Lipids, hexyldecanoate, poly ethelyne glycol, sodium chloride, potassium chloride, momobasic potassium chloride, sucrose, sodium acetate… Nothing about a covid antibody… Only the Johnson and Johnson says it carries a CoV2 spike protien… Its garbage folks!

    • Can’t argue with you there on those numbers. The important numbers are the unvaccinated ones that are being hospitalized and that are dying because they didn’t get the shot.

      • What do your handlers have on your Greg?

        Nobody pushed propaganda like this unless they have a lot to lose.

        Your talking points and the way you assemble your sentences mirror that of CIA assets in the MSM.

        You are glowing at this point. We see you.

        You cannot hide.

  8. As usual, Dunleavy is out to lunch on anything worthwhile. Heheh!
    Democratic Governors will protect their constituents while the likes of Florida’s Desantis are
    killing their own base. Likely Desantis will lose his re-election and have to settle for running
    for president. What a clown.

  9. How many times has government, politicians and the media been caught lying, deceiving or misrepresenting facts and truth at minimum ? Answer: TOO MANY TIMES TO COUNT.

    *** Those who choose to get jabbed and put faith in government, politicians and media OVER GOD will understand – “inevitably” .

    *** This is exactly why God gave us free-will. Fear and Faith CANNOT coexist.

  10. Wanna talk clowns just keep looking at Jay Inslee. He has totally ruined the state of Washington with his cronies in Seattle. Currently we have no deaths and no one in the hospital (not including those with underlying conditions). The scare continues on, and on, and on…The Lambda variant is next and is rumored to be from Peru and vaccine resistant. Glad our southern border is wide open.

    • Jimbo, here is Juneau’s latest hospitalizations as of yesterday: “There are currently three people with COVID-19 hospitalized at Bartlett Regional Hospital.”
      Just stop with your Bullchit.

      • Stop your profanity. When faced with truth and facts that’s all you have. Pathetic. Its very safe to assume those three in the hospital are elderly and/or have underlying conditions. Time for you to start acting like an adult.

          • If they were healthy people with no underlying conditions we would know. They stay quiet on that because they don’t want the truth exposed. They’ll all be fine and out in a few days.

          • Jimbo, what do you have to say about the man in his 60s that died at Bartlett last Friday. He likely was not vaccinated but the point is he was not fine and out in a few days.
            Your turn but without the bullchit this time. Heheh!

          • And Jimbo, Juneau Bartlett just reported another death (woman in her 80s). Clearly elderly but just as dead. Hardly out in a few day. You need to get a grip or change your meds Jimbo.

  11. If there is a more retarded governor than Jay Inslee of Washington state, please tell me who. Dunleavy has a 180 IQ compared to Inslee.

    Since it is very apparent we will have a LARGE control group of people that haven’t taken the EUA gene therapy jab – we will get to see what groups have fertility issues, spike protein issues, micro blood clotting, enlarged hearts, brain swelling , and a whole host of auto immune disorders – in the coming months and years.
    What will the Vaxxers say and do when they realize they were lied to, manipulated, coerced, and virtue signaled into getting gene therapy that gives them very serious health issues.
    What am I saying – the government, the MSM, and pop culture would never try to propagandize our society, would they?…
    Drug profits and increased government control over all facets of society have absolutely nothing to do with this, right?
    BigPharma and the Fed Gov’t really, really cares about us – really.

      • A little at a time bud.

        We know that too much information overwhelms simple humans such as yourself and if we reveal too much at one time, your puny brain will simply explode.

        Would you like to know more?

          • I think this will be a good start for you.

            https: / /www . cbc.ca/listen/cbc-podcasts/440-brainwashed

            Listen to episodes 1 through 6.

            There has been experimentations done on people against their will in attempts to learn how to control the mind. These techniques have since been fine tuned and adjusted for implementation against the masses through the media, entertainment and political brow beating and ridicule.

            Some keywords for you;

            Monarch Mind Control
            ie, Total Mind Control Slave by Fritz Springmeier co-opted with Cisco Wheeler.

            After Monarch, there was MKUltra.

            From there, Operation Mockingbird.

            Just to name a few.

            The rest is up to you.

    • How much in financial kickbacks does the school district get for every kiddo diagnosed with ADHD — there’s our answer — corrupt, one and all.
      School districts have a list of quack prescribers, each standing in line, waiting to diagnose and write the cash-cow Pharma script.
      Oh, that sounds familiar, especially since the bottom has dropped out the Opioid racket.
      Just waiting until for the SARS-CoV-2 tests to become a direct cost to the enduser, like they have in France this last week.

  13. This is why we don’t revise history by tearing down statues and removing all differing opinion from public discourse:

    I wonder what old Mike Seeger would really think of these new money Neo-liberals yupping it up, in their Marthas Vinyard homes………
    OK, lets sing along, substitute Iris with anti-vexers (let’s use alt-science bigots terminology):


    I’m a decent boy just landed from the town of Ballyfad
    I want a situation, yes, and wants it very bad
    I seen employment advertised – “It’s just the thing,” says I
    But the dirty spalpeen ended with ‘No Irish Need Apply’
    “Woah,” says I, “but thats an insult, though to get the place I’ll try”
    So I went to see the blaggard with his ‘No Irish Need Apply’
    Some may think it a misfortune to be christened Pat or Dan
    But to me it is an honor to be born an Irishman
    Well I started out to find the house, I got it mighty soon
    There I found the old chap seated, he was reading the Tribune
    I told him what I came for, when he in a rage did fly
    “No!” he says, “you are a Paddy, and no Irish need apply”
    Well I gets my dander risin’, I’d like to black his eye
    To tell an Irish gentleman, ‘No Irish Need Apply’
    Some may think it a misfortune to be christened Pat or Dan
    But to me it is an honor to be born an Irishman
    Well I couldn’t stand it longer, so ahold of him I took
    And I gave him such a whelping as he’d get at Donnybrook
    He hollered “Milia murther,” and to get away did try
    And swore he’d never write again ‘No Irish Need Apply’
    Well he makes a big apology, I bid him then good-bye
    Saying “when next you want a beating, write ‘No Irish Need Apply'”
    Some may think it a misfortune to be christened Pat or Dan
    But to me it is an honor to be born an Irishman

  14. Good think Democrats have Dominion over the people there in Washington State. He might face some political consequences for selling out the public for corporate profits. How much kickback from drug companies to these hacks get for pushing poison into people’s veins?

  15. Hi Donewithit,

    I won’t bet you any money on your prediction because I will lose my money !

    It’s nice to see other people out there who have critical thinking skills, wisdom and a complete comprehension of reality and history.

    Thanks for your valuable insight.

    • Kevin,

      It is as simple as expanding our own perspective isn’t it?

      Too bad the poor little sheep have only one thing to think about, the fear of death.

      Wait till they realize that the world they see on the screen has only ever been an illusion. A movie.

  16. Why is this Alaska news? Why do we care about Washington state politics they don’t give a flip about us except to lower the plane ticket prices to vomit theirs and other lower 48 homeless junkies on our streets. Why not report of the anthrax spreading in China that is affecting lungs and is 80% fatal right now with the delta variant? true.

      • True. Just look at the Anchorage Assembly, School Boards, et al. #southerntransplantsdoingthesamethingoverandoveragain

  17. That’s the sad thing, want a look at your future go south. I highly recommend touring Seattle. Start around the stadium area, go around Pioneer Square, head over to Pike Place Market, then end up on Capitol Hill. If you’re the adventurous type, go after dark. Disclaimer; I do not wish ill will or harm to folks so I highly recommend this tour during daylight hours (Seattle PD is understaffed by about 40%).
    Oh, leave all valuables, wallets, purses, etc. in you hotel room.

  18. This guy has very close connections with the Gates Foundation which is another contributor to the vaccine initiatatives in the disease. The foundation and Gates are going through very interesting times.

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