December 8, 2022

United needs Govt vaccines for its 67,000 U.S. employees

United Airlines pilot Steve Lindland receives the Govt-19 vaccine from RN Sandra Manella at United’s Onside Clinic on March 9, 2021 at Chicago, Illinois at O’Hare International Airport.

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United Airlines Its 67,000 U.S. employees must end the risk by the 25th or so of the Govt vaccine.

Airlines, including United, have so far opposed vaccination orders for all workers, offering incentives such as extra pay or time to get paid instead. Delta Airlines Newly hired employees must show proof of vaccination in May. United Followed In June.

United’s requirement is one of the strictest vaccination orders from an American company and includes employees who are in constant contact with clients such as flight attendants and gate agents.

Such as American companies Facebook The staff was notified to return to the office to prove they had been vaccinated. Others are only needed for specific workers. WalmartFor example, last week it said it would be Corporate employees needed And management level staff. Uber The US said Office staff They need to be vaccinated to get back to the office, but drivers need to stop getting what they need.

Redemption Packer Tyson Foods Said its 120,000 U.S. employees this week Be fully vaccinated This year, though, there are already more than 50,000.

“We know some of you will disagree with this decision, which requires all United employees to be vaccinated,” United CEO Scott Kirby and President Brett Hart said in a statement on Friday. “But we have no greater responsibility to you and your colleagues than to ensure your safety while you are at work, and the facts are clear: everyone will be safe when everyone is vaccinated.”

United Airlines employees must upload proof of receiving two doses Pfizer Or Modern Vaccines or a single dose Johnson & JohnsonFive weeks after federal officials gave them full approval, or by October 25, executives said whichever came first. Exceptions will be made for some health issues or religious reasons, United said.

Many United employees have already been vaccinated, with about 90% of pilots and 80% of flight attendants, company officials said.

United did not say what the company’s overall vaccination rate was.

Company officials said the decision was partly driven by concerns about an increase in Govt-19 cases in the fall and winter of last year.