United Airlines CEO wants to make Covid vaccine mandatory for employees

'I think the right thing to do is for United Airlines, and for other companies, to require the vaccines and to make them mandatory,' Scott Kirby said.

1/23/2021 9:32:00 PM

United Airlines may make the Covid-19 vaccine mandatory for employees, and other companies should do the same, CEO Scott Kirby told workers this week.

'I think the right thing to do is for United Airlines, and for other companies, to require the vaccines and to make them mandatory,' Scott Kirby said.

vaccine mandatory for employees, and other companies should do the same, United Chief Executive Officer Scott Kirby told workers at a meeting on Thursday, according to a transcript reviewed by Reuters.A United spokeswoman confirmed that the company was"strongly considering" making vaccines compulsory, though it isn't a policy yet.

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"I think the right thing to do is for United Airlines, and for other companies, to require the vaccines and to make them mandatory," Kirby said."If others go along and are willing to start to mandate vaccines, you should probably expect United to be amongst the first wave of companies that do it."

CNBC had earlier reported the news of Kirby wanting to mandate the vaccine for employees.Private U.S. companies can require employees to get vaccinated against Covid-19, but are unlikely to do so because of the risks of legal and cultural backlash, experts have said. headtopics.com

Companies are still in the early stages of navigating access and distribution of vaccines against the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, but inoculation is considered the key to safely resume operations at crowded warehouses, factory lines and on sales floors.

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Oh they just thinking about it, why has it not killed enough? I’m no fan of that, and I’m a RN. Should be a choice. vtbirkenstock sure, lets see how many of our pilots and flight attendants we can kill off or maime. Sounds like a great plan. I think this is fine, but only once they are actually approved by the FDA, not just emergency approval. Enforcing a vaccination that only has FDA emergency approval does not seem right especially when the manufacturers are not responsible for any ill effects.

My sister died of vaccination as a child. I’m low key scared of vaccinations I hope that this trend doesn’t follow in the future with other companies Shame on him!! Why am I not surprised? lies Please stop lying to your listeners. The dance you are doing around Vaccines is a lie. You say that NY is cancelling some appointments. How about the truth. Cuomo said if you were over 65 get vaccinated. There are no appointments available. What that means is DIE.

I agree I'm not an anti-vaxxer but when a vaccine is rushed through without evidence yet of long term impact, effectiveness on variant strains, not even keeping to manufacturer recommended timeliness on second dose... fuck off with forcing me to take it. Imagine if Wal-Mart did... Walmart Oh hell no