If you’re looking for an airline to NOT give your business, let me present United Airlines.
They’re the only major U.S. airline to require proof of COVID-19 injection to work for their company.
United Airlines gave pilots the ultimatum months ago to take the experimental jab or lose your job.
Unfortunately, it appears coercion has worked on the majority of United employees.
Around 99% of the company’s 67,000 workers complied with the mandate.
That excludes employees who filed for a religious or medical exemption.
As of Tuesday, United Airlines will start firing 593 employees who refused to comply with taking the experimental COVID-19 jab.
— The Hill (@thehill) September 28, 2021
JUST IN: United Airlines says it will begin terminating, as of Tuesday, the 593 employees who refused to get vaccinated by the Sept. 27 date the company set for compliance — about less than 1 percent of its workforce of roughly 67,000.
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— Oriana Pawlyk (@Oriana0214) September 28, 2021
— Ronald Klain (@WHCOS) September 28, 2021
WOW, after mandating the vaccine, United Airlines now boasts a 99% vaccination rate of its employees.
Fly the vaccinated skies. ✈️💉
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) September 29, 2021
Or, rather, after mandating vaccination, United Airlines retains more than 99% of it's workforce. https://t.co/ifU56ozWsa
— Kelly AuCoin (@KellyAuCoin77) September 29, 2021
The authoritarian control freaks brag about United Airlines’ 99% vaccination rate of their workforce.
They claim this will keep the skies safe.
But I have a newsflash for them.
Vaccinated individuals can still contract and transmit COVID-19.
How exactly are you keeping the skies safe when the mandated injection doesn’t stop the virus?
Can someone tell United Airlines 100% Vaxxed Harvard has had to shut down due to an outbreak among the vaccinated? If you can still get and spread Covid even when vaccinated, how is forcing vaccines about "keeping our skies safe"? https://t.co/HoixPQcz4O
— Melissa Tate (@TheRightMelissa) September 29, 2021
Either way, this strict mandate will make many flyers boycott United Airlines.
And that includes myself.
That’s assuming unvaccinated are still allowed to fly the next time I book a flight.
Starting Tuesday, United Airlines will begin firing employees who have not gotten at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Last month, the company announced that all 67,000 U.S. employees would be subjected to a companywide vaccine mandate.
Currently, nearly 99% of its employees have been vaccinated.
Six United Airlines employees who sought religious or medical exemptions filed suit in federal court and can remain at the company until Oct. 8. That’s when the court has scheduled a hearing in the lawsuit.
From The Hill:
The Chicago-based airline said that 99 percent of its workforce provided proof of vaccination prior to a Monday deadline. United will move to fire those who did not seek an exemption or provide proof of vaccination, but the carrier will give them one more chance to comply with the mandate during the separation process.
“This was an incredibly difficult decision but keeping our team safe has always been our first priority,” United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby and President Brett Hart wrote in a memo to employees Tuesday.
The percentage of vaccinated United employees excludes the less than 3 percent of the company’s 67,000 employees who sought a religious or medical exemption. Six United employees filed a lawsuit against the airline last week over its policy to put exempt employees on unpaid leave.
United told reporters Tuesday that the company has seen an uptick in applicants after announcing the vaccine requirement from individuals who want to work in a safe environment.
“Our rationale for requiring the vaccine for all United’s U.S.-based employees was simple — to keep our people safe — and the truth is this: everyone is safer when everyone is vaccinated, and vaccine requirements work,” the United executives wrote to employees Tuesday.
United is the only one of the top four U.S. airlines to fire employees who do not comply with a vaccine requirement. Delta Air Lines will enact a $200 monthly surcharge on unvaccinated employees, while American Airlines and Southwest Airlines are only encouraging employees to get the shot.