United Airlines CEO wants to make Covid vaccines mandatory for the company’s employees


United Airlines’ CEO wants to make Covid-19 vaccines mandatory for employees and is encouraging other companies do the same.

It’s a stance that differs from what some other carriers and companies have recently said. United had more than 60,000 active U.S. employees at the end of 2020 and has sent recall notices to some 17,000 other workers whose jobs were cut last year.

“The worst thing that I believe I will ever do in my career is the letters that I have written to the surviving family members of coworkers that we have lost to the coronavirus,” CEO Scott Kirby said at an employee town hall Thursday, a transcript of which was reviewed by CNBC. “And so, for me, because I have confidence in the safety of the vaccine – and I recognize it’s controversial – 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 acknowledged logistical challenges to getting staff vaccinated.

Airline employees are considered essential workers and are among the first groups to receive the vaccines. But the rollout so far has been slow and chaotic with the nation running behind targets.

“I don’t think United will get away with and can realistically be the only company that requires vaccines and makes them mandatory,” he said. “We need some others. We need some others to show leadership. Particularly in the healthcare industry.”

In the staff note, it said it’s working with government officials and health-care providers to set up vaccine distribution centers at some of its big hubs.

Southwest Airlines last week said it does not “currently” require employees to get Covid-19 vaccines but said it strongly encouraged staff to do so.

American Airlines has a similar approach, telling employees last week that “We do not plan to require our team members to receive the vaccine unless vaccinations are ultimately mandated for entry to certain destinations.”

United told employees in a staff note this week to get vaccinated as soon as possible and not to wait for guidance from the airline.

Some companies are trying to persuade workers to get the vaccine by offering additional pay. Yogurt and food company Chobani said it will give employees in its manufacturing plants and offices up to six hours of paid time to get the two vaccinations.

So far, some retailers like Aldi, Lidl and Dollar General, have announced similar plans to offer extra pay. Aldi said it would also like to open on-site vaccination clinics at its warehouses and offices to make it easy for workers to get the shots and eliminate the obstacles of getting child care or finding transportation.


10 thoughts on “United Airlines CEO wants to make Covid vaccines mandatory for the company’s employees

  1. Sure he did, hes a fkg communist, he has to kiss ass to keep his fkg pay man. Fk him and fk communism.

    Flying is dangerous as hell anyways, fkg scumbags..This bullshit one way or another is going to end, goddamn commie asshats…

    You dont tell me shit, GOT IT?

    The employees had better give the finger to this MTHFKR, because if you don’t, your committing treason, aiding and abetting you stupid idiots..

    1. Yup, Our company was having the discussion about these “Vaccines”, and the Exec team was outlining all sorts of pro-Vaccine encouragements to employees as well as all the other BS.

      One of the Pro-vax idiots in the company said He/she will 100% take it as soon as its available, (I thought, wonderful, can’t wait till you do)

      He/she also asked of we could take a poll of all managers in the meeting whom would be desiring or willing to take it.

      In short it was 60% that said no not at this time…ha ha …. even the CEO said as much….

      All in all, here you have company execs, trying to encourage employees to take it as well as keep up the charade of all this other covid BS and yet they themselves have no intention of taking it.

      Its disgusting, at least they know they can’t make it mandatory, but I can tell you when this criminal Gov makes it mandatory, these companies will go along with it and that I wager will be the end of them.

      1. its the goddamn flu, for thousands of years we have dealt with it. Jump up and be first in line to take the vaccine, fkg idiot…

        The whole discussion was a complete waste of everybodies time.

        People have died from this goddamn poison..

      2. You are right, every company will go along with the mandatory vaccines eventually. Even right wing corporations. I’m getting ready to disappear off into the woods and never be heard from again.

        1. 10 companies control all business and 6 media companies control all the worlds media , they are all owned by the privately owned Central Banksters who print notes out of thin air.
          “Banking was conceived in iniquity and born in sin. The Bankers own the earth. Take it away
          from them, but leave them the power to create deposits, and with the flick of the pen they will
          create enough deposits to buy it back again. However, take away that power, and all the great
          fortunes like mine will disappear — as they ought to in order to make this a happier and better
          world to live in. But, if you wish to remain the slaves of Bankers and pay the cost of your own
          slavery, then let them continue to create deposits.”
          Sir Joshua Stamp (1880-1941), one time governor of the Bank of England, in his
          Commencement Address at the University of Texas in 1927. Reportedly he was the
          second wealthiest individual in Britain.

  2. My boss called me and told me they were polling the employees. He asked me, if the vaccine was available, would I take it. I told him they only way they were getting that into me was if they injected it into my corpse. He said he felt the same way. I know a few people who got it. My buddies girlfriend is a registered nurse, and she got really sick after getting the first dose.

      1. We are union. Teamsters local, Dairy Workers Union. I’ll be interested to see if they back us on this… I’m guessing once they get their pockets lined, they will turn on us.

  3. United Airlines CEO? I know I’ll get shit for saying this. It’s in poor taste. Many innocent people were harmed by TK. But? It’s too bad Ted Kazynski isn’t still out there in the wilderness targeting UAL CEOs. This CEO is Not Innocent. He’s a POS Tyrannical Communist Toadie.

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