According to the Epoch Times, United Airlines will finally allow workers who declined the COVID-19 vaccine to return to work, citing a plunge in COVID cases nationwide as the impetus for the decision.
“Kirk Limacher, vice president of human resources at United, said the change was due to the plunge in COVID-19 cases and COVID-19-related hospitalizations across the country in recent weeks. Many states and cities are lifting COVID-19 restrictions, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention dramatically eased its masking guidance,” Epoch Times reports.
“These changes suggest that the pandemic is beginning to meaningfully recede. As a result, we’re confident we can safely begin the process of returning our RAP employees to their jobs,” Limacher wrote.
United was the first airline to enforce vaccine mandates for all 67,000 U.S. employees last fall. 200 workers were fired for not receiving the vaccine —no word on whether they will be hired back.