As Biden’s approval ratings continue to plummet, he has reversed course on his Covid-19 response the past two weeks. Local governments, universities, and corporations across the country have reversed vaccine mandates and covid restrictions in unison as frustration with the government’s authoritarian covid response has reached an all time high across the world.
Now, one of the biggest airlines in the United States is allowing its unvaccinated employees to return to work after laying off thousands of workers for refusing to get the Covid-19 vaccine.
The Hill Reports–
United Airlines will let unvaccinated employees return to their full-time jobs by March 28.
In a memo obtained by The Hill, the Chicago-based carrier wrote that about 2,220 of its employees have met vaccine-related reasonable accommodations to return to work.
United Airlines was one of the first major U.S. employers to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for its employees, according to Reuters.
We plan to welcome back those employees who have been out on an approved [accommodation] to their normal positions starting March 28,” the memo said.
United noted the recent decline of virus cases in the U.S., using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) mask guideline as an example.
The CDC earlier this month eased its mask recommendation for most Americans, advising that people living in communities with “low” or “medium” COVID-19 levels can go maskless.
“These changes suggest that the pandemic is beginning to meaningfully recede,” the memo said. “As a result, we’re confident we can safely begin the process of returning employees with accommodations to their jobs.”
The memo added that if another variant of COVID-19 emerges and trends reverse course, the company will reevaluate its protocols.
United Airlines is just the latest company to reverse the vaccine mandate for their workers. Starting in December, a number of large companies, from hospitals to Amtrak, reversed vaccine mandates for their employees after facing worker shortages.