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United Airlines Mandates Vaccines For All Employees But Not Passengers

Add United Airlines to the growing list of major corporations mandating vaccinations.
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United Said Employees

Three Choices

With a new Mandatory Vaccination Policy, United Airlines effectively gave employees three choices: Get vaccinated, quit, be fired. 

United Airlines Holdings Inc. will require its 67,000 U.S. employees to be vaccinated this fall, the first major airline to take this step as the Delta variant drives a nationwide increase in Covid-19 infections.

The facts are crystal clear: everyone is safer when everyone is vaccinated,” the executives wrote. “Over the last 16 months, CEO Scott Kirby has sent dozens of condolences letters to the family members of United employees who have died from COVID-19. We’re determined to do everything we can to try to keep another United family from receiving that letter.”

Data Crystal Clear

Yes, the data is crystal clear despite numerous protests that the vaccine is experimental, Covid risks are low, and the whole thing is a fraud perpetrated on the public.



Wait, It's "Only" 85%!

The amusing thing about the argument presented is that even a 20% difference would be very significant.



70% in US Have at Least 1 Vaccination Shot, Who are the Holdouts?

The data shows Delta has scared a lot of people in getting vaccinated. After stagnating for a while the vaccination rate has gone up. 

For details please see 70% in US Have at Least 1 Vaccination Shot, Who are the Holdouts?

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Yes, It's Legal

The United Airline pilots union told members that the policy warrants further negotiations but the union believes the policy is legal.

Like it or not, vaccine mandates are legal. 

For discussion, please see Many Companies Now Have Mandatory Vaccination Policies: Should This Be Legal?

Johns Hopkins reports Tyson Foods, Google, Netflix, Disney, Walmart, Uber, Lyft, Morgan Stanley, The Washington Post, and United Airlines have at least partial mandates.

The Choice

People working for those companies have the choice I noted at the top of the article: Get vaccinated, quit, or be fired.

Some CEOs do not believe that is the best policy, but 4 major companies do, and it's their choice to make. 

For companies whose employees work in close contact or in high Covid transmission environments like Tyson, I suggest mandatory vaccinations are the certainly the right choice. 

It's also the right of employees to protest by quitting.

In an aspect I have not yet heard discussed, I wonder about the possibility of lawsuits against high-risk companies like Tyson who do not mandate vaccinations if cases then spread. 


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