Boeing Issues Vaccine Mandate for All 125,000 U.S. Employees

The aircraft manufacturing giant Boeing joined the vaccine mandate craze this week when it ordered all 125,000 of its U.S. employees to be vaccinated by December 8.

After December 8, employees will have to show proof of vaccination or provide a religious or medical exemption. The mandate follows President  Joe Biden’s policy requiring millions of federal contractors to be vaccinated by December 8.

“The White House said on Friday that millions of federal contractors must be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Dec. 8 and that the administration will add clauses to future government contracts mandating inoculations,” Reuters reported in September.

In a statement announcing the measure, Boeing said employee exemptions will only be granted “based on a disability or sincerely held religious belief,” adding the company will “continue to carefully monitor guidance from public health agencies, and requirements from federal, state and local governments to inform our COVID-19 policies.”

“Airlines American AirlinesJetBlue AirwaysAlaska Airlines and Southwest Airlines are also federal contractors and recently told their staff that they too would comply with the order and that all employees must be vaccinated or be approved by the airline for an exemption,” noted CNBC. – READ MORE