American Airlines is joining a few different transporters in requiring its workers to get inoculated against COVID-19.
In a letter to workers on Friday, Chairman and CEO Doug Parker and President Robert Isom said that representatives situated in the U.S. also, some global team individuals would have to get vaccinated.
The leaders clarified that the prerequisite originated from the organization’s order as an administration project worker because of its inclusion in freight contracts with the Department of Defense and work with the City Pair and Civil Reserve Air Fleet projects. Last month, President Biden commanded COVID-19 immunizations for government laborers.
“While we are still working through the details of the federal requirements, it is clear that team members who choose to remain unvaccinated will not be able to work at American Airlines,” the two airline executives said in the staff memo. “Team members who cannot be vaccinated because of a disability or sincerely held religious belief can request an accommodation on Jetnet.”
Their letter didn’t indicate a timetable for representatives to be inoculated, nor did it notice a possibility for workers to get consistently tried. The chiefs referenced that while the government order “may be difficult” for the people who picked not be inoculated at this point against COVID-19, “it is what is required of our company, and we will comply.”
A few other carrier organizations — JetBlue Airways and Alaska Airlines — have likewise as of late let their representatives know that they will be needed to get the antibody, given their work as government project workers. The two organizations are expecting workers to get the COVID-19 immunization by Dec. 8.
In August, United Airlines turned into the main significant transporter to require its 67,000 workers to get immunized.
“We know some of you will disagree with this decision to require the vaccine for all United employees,” United CEO Scott Kirby and President Brett Hart wrote to staff in an update at that point.
“But, we have no greater responsibility to you and your colleagues than to ensure your safety when you’re at work, and the facts are crystal clear: everyone is safer when everyone is vaccinated.”