Judge says United Airlines can’t deny pay to workers seeking vaccine exemptions

A federal judge just delivered a rare blow to the creeping medical apartheid that is being pushed on the country by President Joe Biden and large corporations.

After United Airlines moved to deny pay to workers seeking medical and religious exemptions to the airline’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, U.S. District Judge Mark Pittman in Fort Worth, Texas issued a temporary injunction against the policy, the New York Post reported.

Restraining order issued

United Airlines workers sued the company over its failure to allow “reasonable accommodations,” the Washington Examiner reported, after the airline threatened to place 2,000 of its 67,000 employees on unpaid leave before reaching an agreement not to use workers’ pay as a cudgel.

But Judge Pittman said that the agreement would expire before he gets a chance to issue a ruling in the case, placing hundreds of workers at risk of “irreparable injury.”

He handed down a restraining order that expires on Oct. 26.

It’s a temporary but significant setback to the increasingly prevalent discrimination against Americans who have refused the coronavirus shot, many of whom are being excluded from workplaces, public spaces, and even medical care, while some push for them to be placed on a no-fly list.

“Vaccine requirements work”

In an unsettling statement, United Airlines said that they were discriminating against their unvaccinated employees for their own good.

“Vaccine requirements work and nearly all of United’s U.S. employees have chosen to get a shot,” the airline said in a statement to the Washington Examiner.

“For a number of our employees who were approved for an accommodation, we’re working to put options in place that reduce the risk to their health and safety, including new testing regimens, temporary job reassignments and masking protocols,” United added.

“The termination process”

President Biden, for his part, has gloated about mass firings of unvaccinated workers, saying Americans should take it as a sign of progress. “When you see headlines and reports of mass firings and hundreds of people losing their jobs, look at the bigger story,” he said, according to the Daily Mail.

United CEO Scott Kirby told CBS that 232 unvaccinated employees “are going through the termination process now,” the New York Post reported.

After Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) banned all vaccine mandates in his state this week, American Airlines and Southwest said they will defy the ban and continue obeying Biden’s federal requirement.

Share on facebook
Share To Facebook

Welcome to our comments section. We want to hear from you!

Any comments with profanity, advocacy of violence, harassment, personally identifiable information or other violations will be removed. If you feel your comment has been removed in error please contact us!

Latest Posts