Southwest Airlines defies federal vaccine mandate; ‘We’re not going to fire anybody who doesn’t get vaccinated’

The following is an excerpt from an article in The Epoch Times

Southwest Airlines’ CEO said the company will not fire employees who do not get the COVID-19 vaccine by Dec. 9 following a Biden administration mandate that was announced last month for federal contractors.

In a statement to news outlets Friday, the Dallas-based carrier confirmed to Fox News it does not want to “lose any employee” over President Joe Biden’s mandate, adding that firing a worker over the vaccine “makes no sense.” It came a day after Southwest CEO Gary Kelly made a similar announcement during an earnings call.

“This is an evolving process working with the government in terms of what they expect, and very clearly, we wanted our employees to know that nobody is going to lose their job on December the 9th if we’re not perfectly in compliance,” Kelly said, according to news reports. The Epoch Times has contacted Southwest for comment.

“It is a work in progress, and we’re going to continue working in good faith to meet the requirements of the executive order. But I’ve already said, and I’m sure you’ve heard, we’re not going to fire anybody who doesn’t get vaccinated,” he continued. (Continued…)

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5 thoughts on “Southwest Airlines defies federal vaccine mandate; ‘We’re not going to fire anybody who doesn’t get vaccinated’”

  1. I think everyone flying should support this airline and not support any business that complies with the Emperor’s mandate. Time to fight back!

  2. FUXK JOE BIDEN! He is a criminal in the White House, just like Obama! These two have led the most corrupt administrations in history! China owns them both. Oil company’s own them. Every time they get in office the price of everything increases to unbearable levels!!!

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