Sumary of American, Alaska Air will end pay protections for unvaccinated staff if they contract Covid:
- “Going forward, given there is an FDA-approved vaccine, pandemic leave will only be offered to team members who are fully vaccinated and who provide their vaccination card to us,” American said in a staff memo on Thursday.
- 30.Both airlines stopped short of instituting a vaccine mandate, like the one United Airlines announced last month, and the policy changes show diverging tactics among carriers in encouraging workers to get vaccinated.
- Unvaccinated employees will have to wear masks at all times on the job and attend a “mandatory vaccine education program.
- “With COVID-19 cases continuing to rise, due to the Delta variant, Southwest is taking an additional step to support our Employees by implementing a Quarantine Pay Program,” said spokeswoman Brandy King.