For those of you who want to know where the constitution is currently being held as far as standards go here’s a quick look at where it stands.
United Airlines employees who are granted exemptions to a company vaccinate mandate for religious reasons will be put on temporary unpaid leave starting next month, the airline told staff Wednesday, due to the recent rise in Covid cases.
The airline last month said its 67,000-person U.S. workforce must be vaccinated against Covid-19 this fall, but said it would consider exemptions for religious and personal beliefs as well as medical reasons by taking away their jobs for a undisclosed amount of time and essentially kicking people out because of their personal or religious beliefs to not get vaccinated.
Airlines approaches to encourage vaccination rates of their staff have varied. Delta Air Lines is imposing a $200 surcharge on unvaccinated employees’ company health care premiums which if you’d like to read about that we will have the link to our blog below. Delta, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines will end pay protections for unvaccinated employees who contract or are exposed to Covid-19.
United said Wednesday if an employee’s request for a religious exemption is denied
they must be vaccinated within five weeks of the denial notice and get the first shot by Sept. 27, or they will be terminated. So not only do you as an adult get to choose that you don’t want the vaccine due to religious or personal reasons as your right as an American protected by the constitution but now you have to get approval?
And for the people that are going to say this is a antivax blog or that I’m trying to downgrade the vaccine, I’m not. If you want to get the vaccine or your someone with underlying health conditions I would even promote and say to get it.
What I’m trying to address is the fact that this company thinks they can fire people, sorry not fire place them on “temporary unpaid leave” which just sounds the same but in a nicer tone, without consequence or the fact that the Constitution is suppose to protect against this kind of persecution. So instead of letting them work from home or figuring out better testing methods they would rather just not pay them, and let them try to support their families and pay their bills on their own. The least they could do is give a time frame on how “temporary” it really is but sadly United failed to comment on that.
Pilots, flight attendants, gate agents and airport customer service agents who interact with customers who are granted those exemptions can return to work “once the pandemic meaningfully recedes,” United said, without specifying the timeframe.
Other employees like mechanics and dispatchers granted exemptions can return to work after the airline puts in new testing and other measures, the carrier said in a staff note. It is still determining safety measures for office workers with exemptions and whether they need to come in at all.
Staff who are given medical exemptions for not getting the vaccine will be put on temporary medical leave.
Delta increase premiums for unvaccinated workers: https://patrioticbets.com/2021/08/25/delta-airlines-wants-to-increase-its-unvaccinated-employees-health-insurance-by-200-a-month-to-cover-the-cost/