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United Says 593 U.S. Workers Face Firing for Rejecting Shot (1)

Sept. 29, 2021, 12:02 AM

United Airlines Holdings Inc. said as many as 593 employees face termination after declining to get the coronavirus vaccine following the carrier’s deadline this week.

About 2,000 United workers have requested an exemption on medical or religious grounds, the company said Tuesday, the day after the vaccine mandate deadline took effect for about 67,000 U.S.-based employees. The airline plans to assess those requests by Oct. 15, the same day employees granted exemptions will face being put on unpaid leave.

Chief Executive Officer Scott Kirby announced the vaccine policy on Aug. 6 as a safety measure to protect staff and customers. ...

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