Saturday, May 15, 2021

No Jab No Job - Compliance And Obedience Are Mandatory Beehotches....,

 WaPo  |  Delta Air Lines chief executive Ed Bastian said Friday that new employees who join the company will be required to be vaccinated for the coronavirus.

The announcement makes Delta the only major U.S. airline to require vaccines for at least a portion of its workforce. While most carriers have taken steps to boost vaccination rates, including setting up centers at airports to encourage employees to get the shot, others aren’t requiring they do so.

In an interview on CNN, Bastian said: “Any person joining Delta in the future, we’re going to mandate that they be vaccinated before they can sign up with the company.” The vaccine will continue to be optional for workers already at the airline.

“I’m not going to mandate and force people if they have some specific reason why they don’t want to get vaccinated, but I am going to strongly encourage them and make sure they understand the risk to not getting vaccinated,” Bastian said.

Even so, those who opt not to be vaccinated might encounter limits to the work they can do, he said. For example, he said unvaccinated employees may not be able to fly international routes since shots might be required in other countries.

Bastian said more than 60 percent of Delta’s 75,000 employees have received at least one dose of the vaccine, adding that he expected between 75 and 80 percent ultimately would be vaccinated.