By SHANNA CRAWFORD
There’s a new Grinch this holiday season! United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby. Mr. Kirby is picking a nasty fight with his airline’s employees over their right to reasonable accommodations in lieu of forced vaccinations due to religious and/or medical objections. The policy grounds more than 300 experienced pilots and fired or punished nearly 2,000 other United employees just before the holidays.
As President Biden’s Covid vaccine mandates fail in the courts and many corporations relax rules allowing employees who test negative to stay on the job, Mr. Kirby fired or placed on indefinite, unpaid leave thousands of workers for no good reason and leaving them to scramble to keep the lights on and food on the tables for their families.
No other airline enforces such oppressive rules. Many grounded employees served United honorably throughout the pandemic as front-line essential workers. Then, overnight, they were tossed aside because of their beliefs or their doctor’s advice.
Scott Kirby – stop firing and punishing your employees for nothing more than a marketing gimmick. Kirby kicking his loyal employees to the ‘curby’.