Southwest Airlines drops plan to get rid of unvaccinated staff by December deadline
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – After protest from their staff, Southwest Airlines has dropped their plan to put unvaccinated employees who have applied for but haven’t received religious or medical exemption on unpaid leave starting in December.
Last week, hundreds of flights were cancelled across the country, and the airline blamed the weather, denying it was a result of any protest to their vaccination requirement.
After the chaos that resulted from the “sick out,” Southwest Airlines employees protested again outside of the company’s headquarters in Dallas, Texas.
The protesters were captured on video, in a direct protest to the vaccination requirement.
Furthermore, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill banning any private company to mandate their employees get the COVID-19 vaccine.