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Employees at 3M are planning a “sickout” today due to the “Freedom Flu” as the company imposes a vaccine mandate.

A communication was sent late last week saying the “latest unconfirmed rumor” is that 3M would release more information early this week.

“Monday, Oct. 25th we will be starting a corporate-wide plan to stand up against the tyranny and make our voices heard,” the communication said. “It’s been called the #freedomflu or #sickout, we need as many people to call in sick to work that day as possible.”

Other large corporations have been hit with similar things, the communication said — noting Southwest Airlines and Boeing were two companies that experienced an outbreak.

“The media coverage would suggest it was something else — weather and air traffic control issues in the case of Southwest and wages in the case of Boeing,” the communication said. “We know this is not the case. People are standing up and corporations are taking notice. This is our chance to fight for our freedoms, so we need as much participation as possible.”

The Iowa Standard was also sent an email from a veteran who works for 3M. This email was reportedly sent to the 3M CEO.

“First of all, you people shouldn’t be titled ‘leadership’ because in all reality you’re nothing but a bunch of greedy, corrupt followers who have absolutely no respect for your employees and allow our constitutional rights as Americans to be trampled on, all for the sake of lining your pockets,” it starts. “You people are disgusting, ignorant and should feel ashamed to allow this bogus mandate to go through and destroy what many of us have worked ourselves to death over to build up.”

There is more meat to the letter, but the individual notes they are a U.S. Army veteran who took an oath to fight for the country and protect the Constitution against enemies “both foreign and domestic.”

“I will uphold that oath until the day I die,” the letter said. “I will not be scared into injecting myself with a DNA-mutating concoction for the sake of keeping my job here at 3M. I will not comply for anyone, not you, not the corruption leading this country into torment, no one!”

The Iowa Standard was also sent a document responding to objections from employees regarding 3M’s vaccination requirements.

“Objections by non-management/non-supervisory employees can be deemed ‘concerted, protected activity’ under the National Labor Relations Act,” it states. “Threats by non-management/non-supervisory employees to stop working in response to the vaccine requirement may also be protected under the NLRA. It does not matter that the employees are not represented by a labor union. Non-management/non-supervisory employees who engage in protected activity cannot be disciplined, threatened or otherwise ‘disadvantaged’ for engaging in such protected activity.”

If there is a walkout, those protesting or walking out can be required to clock out and take leave without pay. They can be required to leave the premises. They can also consider limitations on return to site that day if necessary to avoid disruption to operations.