Wednesday, October 27, 2021

United Airlines cuts number of workers facing termination over vaccine non-compliance

A Boeing 737 MAX airliner is pictured with the United Airlines markings at the Boeing factory on November 18, 2020 in Renton, Wash. (Jason Redmond/AFP via Getty Images)

CHICAGO – United Airlines on Thursday cut workforce that is facing termination for defying the company’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

The Chicago-based carrier said only 320 US-based employees are no longer in compliance with its COVID-19 vaccination policy, a 46 percent drop over the past two days.

Excluding those seeking exemptions, United said 99.5 percent of US-based employees are now vaccinated against COVID-19.

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United, which in early August became the first US carrier to require COVID-19 vaccination for all domestic workers, had by Monday asked for proof of vaccination or faced termination.

It later softened its position, saying workers could save their jobs if they chose to get vaccinated before their formal termination meetings.

A company spokesperson said more employees have provided proof of vaccination since Monday. The airline expects a further drop in the number of unvaccinated employees in the coming days.

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This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

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