At least 600 Google employees — less than 0.5% of its workforce — reportedly drafted a manifesto opposing the company’s vaccine mandate

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At least 600 Google employees signed a manifesto opposing the company's vaccine mandate, CNBC reported.
The opposition makes up a small fraction of the company's more than 150,000-person workforce.
Google is requiring all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 3.

At least 600 Google employees — less than 0.5% of its massive workforce — drafted a manifesto opposing the company's COVID-19 vaccine mandate, CNBC reported Tuesday.

The Biden administration ordered companies with more than 100 employees to require workers to be fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. In response, Google imposed a mandate for its more than 150,000 US employees to be vaccinated, whether or not they are in-office or remote, by December 3. 

"Vaccines are key to our ability to enable a safe return to office for everyone and minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our communities," Google VP of Security Chris Rackow said in an October email, according to the CNBC report.

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CNBC reported hundreds of Google employees signed and circulated the manifesto, asking company executives to retract the vaccine mandate and create a new one that is 'inclusive of all Googlers' and calling on employees to "oppose the mandate as a matter of principle."

Representatives from Google did not immediately return Insider's request for comment.

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