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Oct 19 - Southwest Airlines Gets Their Card Pulled and Caves To Anti-Vaxxers
 

 

Southwest drops plan to put unvaccinated staff on unpaid leave starting in December

Southwest scrapped a plan to put unvaccinated workers with pending exemptions on unpaid leave after the Dec. 8 deadline.

Both American and Southwest require their new-hire employees to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination before their first day.

Large airlines are federal contractors and subject to a Biden administration order that requires their employees to be vaccinated or receive an exemption for medical or religious reasons.


Southwest Airlines has scrapped a plan to put unvaccinated employees who have applied for but haven’t received a religious or medical exemption on unpaid leave starting by a federal deadline in December.

Southwest Airlines and American Airlines are among the carriers that are federal contractors and subject to a Biden administration requirement that their employees are vaccinated against Covid-19 by Dec. 8 unless they are exempt for medical or religious reasons. Rules for federal contractors are stricter than those expected for large companies, which will allow for regular Covid testing as an alterative to a vaccination.

Executives at both carriers in recent days have tried to reassure employees about job security under the mandate, urging them to apply for exemptions if they can’t get vaccinated for medical or for a sincerely held religious belief. The airlines are expected to face more questions about the mandate when they report quarterly results Thursday morning. Pilots labor unions have sought to block the mandates or sought alternatives like regular testing.

Southwest’s senior vice president of operations and hospitality, Steve Goldberg, and Julie Weber, vice president and chief people officer, wrote to staff on Friday that if employees’ requests for an exemption haven’t been approved by Dec. 8, they could continue to work while following mask and distancing guidelines until the request has been reviewed.

The company is giving employees until Nov. 24 to finish their vaccinations or apply for an exemption. It will continue paying them while the company reviews their requests, and said it will allow those who are rejected to continue working “as we coordinate with them on meeting the requirements (vaccine or valid accommodation).”

“This is a change from what was previously communicated. Initially, we communicated that these Employees would be put on unpaid leave and that is no longer the case,” they wrote in the note, which was reviewed by CNBC.

Southwest confirmed the policy change, which comes just weeks before the deadline.

United Airlines implemented its own vaccine mandate in August, a month before the government rules were announced. United had told staff that they would be put on unpaid leave if they received exemptions. More than 96% of its staff is vaccinated. Some employees sued the company over the unpaid leave and a federal judge in Fort Worth, Texas, has temporarily blocked the airline from going forward with its plan.

American’s CEO, Doug Parker, met with labor union leaders on Thursday to discuss vaccine exemptions.

American Airlines management “indicated that, unlike the approach taken by United, they were exploring accommodations that would allow employees to continue to work,” the a*sociation of Professional Flight Attendants, the union that represents American’s mainline cabin crews, said in a note to members Monday. “They failed to offer any specifics as to what such accommodations might look like at that time.”

Hundreds of Southwest employees, customers and other protesters demonstrated Monday against the vaccine mandate outside of Southwest Airlines’ headquarters in Dallas, the Dallas Morning News reported.

An airline spokeswoman said the carrier is aware of the demonstration.

“Southwest acknowledges various viewpoints regarding the Covid-19 vaccine, and we have always supported, and will continue to support, our employees’ right to express themselves, with open lines of communication to share issues and concerns,” she said.

Southwest’s Goldberg and Weber told staff that if their request for exemption is denied, employees can reapply if the staff member “has new information or circumstances it would like the Company to consider.”

Southwest requires new-hire employees to be vaccinated as does American Airlines for new staff for its mainline operation, spokesmen said.

Delta Air Lines is also a federal contractor subject to the government requirements, but it hasn’t yet required staff vaccinations. Last week, the carrier reported that about 90% of its roughly 80,000 employees are vaccinated. In August, Delta announced unvaccinated staff would start paying $200 more a month for company health insurance in November.
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 1 month ago '06        #2
Skateboard T  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x6
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I wouldn’t say they caved because they still require either: Vaccination OR a valid exemption. What they did was say if you applied for an exemption, you won’t be put on unpaid leave. But if you don’t have an exemption you still need to be vaxxed or leave. So the mandate is still in place.

Mandate always allowed for weekly testing



Airlines were just too cheap to go that route.

Good thing is that an overwhelming majority of the workforce is vaccinated.

I’m interested to see how all the bogus exemption requests are handled

Butthurt crybaby role call for all those getting triggered just because I read the article and translated it for you simpletons and it didn't turn out to be the big W you thought it was:

 DannyStr8G said
get a life
 Bigg_Slime said
U a fu*kin lame

 GodbodyRA said


We get it , you're a pro-vax sheep. STFU please


Last edited by Skateboard T; 10-20-2021 at 02:57 PM..
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 1 month ago '17        #3
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This shows that they are trying to work with these people. But anti-vax dweebs act like they being bullied all the time
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 1 month ago '06        #4
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 Ifeellikekobe said
This shows that they are trying to work with these people. But anti-vax dweebs act like they being bullied all the time
That’s the thing, even the “oppressive Biden mandate” gives them an out but they’ve decided to make this whole thing political so they just ignore that fact because otherwise they have no reason to complain.
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 1 month ago '04        #5
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Southwest Airlines has scrapped a plan to put unvaccinated employees who have applied for but haven’t received a religious or medical exemption on unpaid leave starting by a federal deadline in December.


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 1 month ago '05        #6
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i love to see the people stand their ground and f*ght against the machine...
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 1 month ago '18        #7
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 1 month ago '21        #8
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 1 month ago '21        #9
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 1 month ago '06        #10
Skateboard T  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x6
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Also this only applies to people who applied for an exemption…

Not really the wholesale capitulation that antivaxxers are going to spin it as…
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 1 month ago '06        #11
Skateboard T  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x6
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Lol @ all the antivaxxers getting butthurt over specifics

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 1 month ago '04        #12
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Pro vaxxers in shambles.

No, we won't comply and be quiet, we'll continue speak out, stand up for our constitutional rights, and we'll win.
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 1 month ago '06        #13
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 GUCCI C0ND0MS said
Pro vaxxers in shambles.

No, we won't comply and be quiet, we'll continue speak out, stand up for our constitutional rights, and we'll win.
Except they’re not, and you’re not
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 1 month ago '04        #14
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 Skateboard T said
Except they’re not, and you’re not
Southwest airlines lifted the experimental "vaccine" mandate. This is a big win for democracy and a huge loss for the vile brand of fascism that you regrettably support.
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 1 month ago '16        #15
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 killadre said

Southwest Airlines has scrapped a plan to put unvaccinated employees who have applied for but haven’t received a religious or medical exemption on unpaid leave starting by a federal deadline in December.


BX never reads. So basically only a small group of the vax refusers get to be paid
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 1 month ago '06        #16
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 Sizzler01 said


i love to see the people stand their ground and f*ght against the machine...
Still mourning Ashli Babbitt I see.
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 1 month ago '07        #17
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 Skateboard T said
Mandate always allowed for weekly testing



Airlines were just too cheap to go that route.

Good thing is that an overwhelming majority of the workforce is vaccinated.

I’m interested to see how all the bogus exemption requests are handled
no you cant. biden said you cannot test weekly as an exception and he also said you cannot telework. please explain to me why he would say not to telework? thats the sh*t that make me mad about this situation. if you dont see that this is about money and got nothing to do with safety you a dumbass
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 1 month ago '16        #18
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 Skateboard T said
That’s the thing, even the “oppressive Biden mandate” gives them an out but they’ve decided to make this whole thing political so they just ignore that fact because otherwise they have no reason to complain.
You guys think it's going to stop here?
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 1 month ago '05        #19
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 Storchaveli said
Still mourning Ashli Babbitt I see.
no tiffany dover...
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 1 month ago '17        #20
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 Sizzler01 said


i love to see the people stand their ground and f*ght against the machine...
Except that's what you trump supporting lemmings just spent 4 years rallying against.
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 1 month ago '05        #21
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 Eddie.. said
no you cant. biden said you cannot test weekly as an exception and he also said you cannot telework. please explain to me why he would say not to telework? thats the sh*t that make me mad about this situation. if you dont see that this is about money and got nothing to do with safety you a dumbass
dude is a federal agent... ignore him.
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 1 month ago '05        #22
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Ymmot has now been successfully added to your ignore list. You will now be returned to where you were.

Click here if your browser does not automatically redirect you.
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 1 month ago '12        #23
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 Ymmot said
Except that's what you trump supporting lemmings just spent 4 years rallying against.
Its an interesting paradox isn't it? Everyone claims to hate the government until their favorite guy gets the seat, then for 4 years its love the government and submit to them

Trump supporters are now mad and claiming the people who elected Biden are so in love with government, yet for 4 years Trump Supporters literally got mad whenever investigations/inquiries into what the government they elected were doing - and they literally wanted Trump to run the government unchecked/outside of constitutional boundaries

But then again Obama supporters who did the same thing

Truth is all Americans love & hate their government at the same time, and put on a front like their elected officials were ''just
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 1 month ago '21        #24
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Crazy how so many idiots supported the worst president of all time because they believe all the bullsh*t fake news coming from the TV.
I wonder how y'all going to handle it when Joes has to resign cause his approval rating is abysmal and Trump has to come back.

sh*ts going to be hilarious.
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 1 month ago '06        #25
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 Eddie.. said
no you cant. biden said you cannot test weekly as an exception and he also said you cannot telework. please explain to me why he would say not to telework? thats the sh*t that make me mad about this situation. if you dont see that this is about money and got nothing to do with safety you a dumbass

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