United says about 90% staff vaccinated ahead of company deadline By Reuters
(Reuters) – United Airlines Holding Inc said on Thursday 95% of its management was fully vaccinated and about 90% of all employees had uploaded proof of shots ahead of the company’s Sept. 27 deadline for staff vaccination.
United Airlines has been firm in its refusal to vaccinate employees and was the first U.S. airline to declare that it will require vaccinations.
Last week, United said employees who receive religious exemptions https://reut.rs/3En1P2i from the company for COVID-19 vaccinations will be placed on temporary, unpaid personal leave from Oct. 2.
Chicago, Illinois-based United said nearly 20,000 employees have uploaded their records since the company announced https://reut.rs/3Eyql0K its mandatory vaccination policy last month.
All those who have uploaded their vaccine card by Sept. 20th will receive an extra day’s pay.
The Biden administration said earlier this week that most federal employees must be fully vaccinated https://reut.rs/3ChAyfT against COVID-19 no later than Nov. 22, pushing large employers to have their workers inoculated or tested weekly.
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