According to a recent report from Breitbart News, United Airlines is reportedly allowing London-based unjabbed flight attendants to work alongside American employees who’ve taken the jab, all the while having placed American employees who’ve avoided the COVID jab on unpaid leave.
In the modern era where some company positions have been “no jab, no job,” United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby had placed approximately 2,000 U.S.-based United Airlines employees on unpaid leave. Those individuals are currently working to obtain either medical or religious exemptions to the COVID jab.
Apparently, the move to place these individuals on unpaid leave is in the interest if “safety,” according to Captain Sherry Walker, who is the cofounder of Airline Employees 4 Health Freedom. Walker added that among those 2,000 employees were approximately 900 flight attendants.
While the jab mandate imposed by United Airlines for U.S.-based employees doesn’t afford any sort of COVID testing option, it is simply a “no jab, no job” sort of move and the United Airlines employees who’ve been placed on unpaid have also been stripped of all their benefits.
To make matters all the worse, these United Airlines employees on unpaid leave are also still bound by a non-compete agreement, meaning they simply can’t just go to work for another airline and earn a living while United Airlines navigates the jab mandate debacle. The company is currently the subject of a class action suit brought by six employees from the company over the very mandate.
But while United Airlines is delivering a heavy-handed approach to their U.S.-based employees, the same is not the case for their London-based employees who aren’t subjected to the “no jab, no job” style of mandate.
Furthermore, Breitbart News claims to have obtained flight itineraries from late December and early January that suggest the jabbed U.S. employees were potentially aboard flights with unjabbed London employees. Walker told the news outlet that this is a clear result of having lost so many employees via Kirby’s mandate.
“Now they’re just so shorthanded,” she said, “they can’t keep those people isolated together, so they are just mixing them up with crew back and forth across the pond.”
Even though Walker acknowledged that the unjabbed U.S.-based employees who’ve been placed on unpaid leave are rightfully upset that London employees are still able to work without adhering to United Airlines’ jab mandate, she said they’re “resolved” to see through their lawsuit against the airline.
“We’re warriors,” she continued. “So we’re gonna just hang in here, and I think our people are a little bit more emboldened right now. They’re going to fight. They don’t want any settlements right now. They want to see how the court case plays out.”
This piece was written by Gregory Hoyt on January 3, 2022. It originally appeared in RedVoiceMedia.com and is used by permission.
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