United Airlines Decided to Mandatory Coronavirus Vaccine for US Employees!
United Airlines employees in the United States must provide proof of vaccination by fall. The vaccination requirement for new hires has been in effect since June.
Chicago United Airlines is one of the first US airlines to make corona vaccines mandatory for their employees in the United States. The company informed its approximately 67,000 US employees on Friday that they must provide proof of two doses of vaccine received by the fall. This emerges from a note to employees. In mid-June, United like its US rival Delta Air Lines introduced a mandatory vaccination for newly hired employees.
Given the now widespread particularly contagious Corona variant Delta, US airlines companies are increasingly demanding vaccines from their employees. However, it is a delicate undertaking. Companies not only risk criticism from vaccine opponents and skeptics, but they can also potentially file anti-discrimination lawsuits. Until now, companies have relied more on bonuses for this reason. Amazon, the world's largest online retailer, announced in May that it will pay vaccinated applicants an extra $100 for new hires.