(RightIsRight.co) – In July, President Joe Biden directed all federal employees and contractors to undergo regular COVID-19 testing or get the vaccine. Now, Americans are watching major companies across the board follow suit. The latest to push for this intense employment requirement is Boeing, the airplane designer and manufacturer based in Washington state.
On Tuesday, October 12, Boeing officials emailed all company employees announcing that they must provide proof of a COVID-19 vaccination by December 8 or they will lose their jobs. While the manufacturer will allow exemptions for “a disability or sincerely held religious belief,” this is still a bold move for a company with 125,000 employees in the United States.
Currently, 57,000 of those workers reside in Washington, but employees in another US city are also deciding whether or not to get the shots to keep from losing their jobs.
— St. Louis Post-Dispatch (@stltoday) October 12, 2021
With this announcement, Boeing joined Walmart, Google, Ford, and Alaska Airlines in requiring employees to receive the coronavirus vaccine. As the vaccination deadlines approach for tens of thousands of workers, Americans will have to wait and see if companies follow through on their strict policies, as it could lead to an even greater labor shortage if they’re not careful.
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