Southwest Changes Course

Vax “ The airline had intended to put employees on unpaid leave if their criteria were not met by the deadline. Southwest has now backtracked and said that employees whose requests are not processed by the deadline will continue their work with accommodations rather than being placed on unpaid leave.

This decision follows a slew of actions in protest of the mandate, beginning with the drama around canceled and delayed flights. From October 9-11, Southwest denied that there was an ongoing employee protest of the mandate, though their denials ran counter to reports from pilots around the country.”

Southwest Airlines Changes Course, Won’t Put Unvaccinated Employees on Unpaid Leave