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Employee Vaccination Mandates: Indecision Is The Riskiest Decision Of All

United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby is on a media tour extolling the success of its mandatory vaccination policy, which in just seven weeks has resulted in vaccination of 99.7% of its 67,000 US employees. As for the remaining 232 employees, the termination process has begun. United’s approach is decisive and firm and brings the airline […]
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A federal judge in Texas said United must pause its vaccine mandate for employees seeking a medical or religious exemption

United Airlines A Texas judge told United it must pause its plan to put workers who requested an exemption on leave. The temporary order follows a lawsuit filed by 6 United employees who say the mandate is discriminatory. United defended its policy, saying vaccinations work and most of its US workforce has gotten one. A federal judge in Texas ordered United Airlines to temporarily pause its plan to put unvaccinated workers on leave if they requested a medical or religious exemption from c...
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United CEO confirms 232 employees are being fired for not complying with its vaccine mandate

United Airlines is moving forward with the termination of 232 that have chosen not to get a COVID-19 vaccine. United Airlines United Airlines is in the process of terminating 232 employees that haven't received the COVID-19 vaccine. CEO Scott Kirby said that 99.7% of United's 67,000 US employees have been vaccinated. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's executive order likely won't affect United since nearly all workers are vaccinated. United Airlines is currently in the process of t...
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United Airlines CEO Says Vaccine Mandate Won't Impact Operations

CHICAGO (Reuters) - United Airlines does not expect its vaccine mandate to impact the company's operations, Chief Executive Scott Kirby told CNBC...
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United Airlines CEO Says Vaccine Mandate Won't Affect Operations

By Rajesh Kumar SinghCHICAGO (Reuters) -United Airlines Chief Executive Scott Kirby said on Wednesday the company's decision to fire employees who...
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United Airlines says over 99% of non-exempt employees in its 67,000-strong US workforce are vaccinated against COVID-19

United Airlines United Airlines announced on Tuesday that over 99% of its US workforce has been vaccinated against COVID-19. Of the 67,000 US employees, 593 have refused to comply with the mandate and will begin the separation process. United said the policy has benefited recruiting, saying people are applying because of the vaccine requirement. See more stories on Insider's business page. United Airlines said on Tuesday almost all of its US employees have been fully vaccinated agains...
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Delta pushes airlines to create a national 'no fly' list of unruly passengers, after banning 1,600 people from its flights

Delta Airlines plane. SOPA Images/Getty Images Delta wants a national "no fly" list of unruly passengers, it said in a memo seen by Reuters. Delta has put 1,600 passengers on its own "no fly" list, it said in the memo. "A list of banned customers doesn't work as well if that customer can fly with another airline," it said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Delta Air Lines wants to create a national "no fly" list of banned passengers to prevent unruly behaviour onboard ai...
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United employees sue the airline over exemptions to the COVID-19 vaccine mandate, as the company announces 97% of workers have gotten the shot

United Airlines A group of United employees sued the company, saying it practiced a "pattern of discrimination" by denying their vaccine exemption requests. More than 97% of the airline's employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 leading up to the September 27 vaccine deadline. United Airlines was the first major US airline to require its employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19 to keep working. See more stories on Insider's business page. Six United Airlines employees have filed a...
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How United Airlines Is Communicating Its Vaccine Mandate to Employees

In August, United Airlines announced that all of its 67,000 employees must receive COVID-19 vaccines or risk losing their jobs. The airline, the first U.S. carrier to impose a vaccine mandate on its workers, initially set a late-October deadline for employees to prove their vaccination status, but then pushed the date up to Sept. 27 after the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Aug. 23. “We know some of you will disagree with this decision to requi...
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United Airlines' CEO says only a 'handful' of staff have resigned over its vaccine mandate. 'The ones I'm aware of are in the single digit number of people.'

United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby. Reuters United Airlines' CEO told CNN he knew of fewer than 10 employees who had quit over its vaccine mandate. About 90% of United's US employees have shown proof of their vaccination, Scott Kirby said. Staff have until September 27 to prove they're fully vaccinated. See more stories on Insider's business page. United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby said he knows of fewer than 10 employees who have resigned over the company's vaccine mandate.K...
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United Airlines says it will put workers with vaccine exemptions on temporary leave or reassign them so they won't face customers

Paul Chinn/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images United Airlines workers with vaccine exemptions "won't be in front of customers" after September 27. That's the deadline for staff to either get vaccinated against COVID-19 or seek an exemption. Exempted staff will be reassigned or put on temporary leave so they're not in customer-facing roles. See more stories on Insider's business page. United Airlines is preparing to make some changes for workers with COVID-19 vacc...
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Canada announces vaccine mandate for travelers

By Paula Newton | CNN Canada will require most commercial passengers traveling by air, rail or large ship to be fully vaccinated by fall. The vaccination requirement “includes all commercial air travelers, passengers on inter-provincial trains and passengers on large, marine vessels with overnight accommodations such as cruise ships,” said Omar Alghabra, Canada’s transport minister, during a virtual news conference Friday. The Canadian government also will mandate that all federal employees be f...
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United Airlines CEO Tells Biden: Vaccine Mandates a ‘Basic Safety Issue’

United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby suggested that he believes vaccine mandates for companies and organizations will become more normalized...
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Vaccine mandate unlikely for domestic travel, airline CEO says

United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby says he does not anticipate a vaccination requirement for travel within the United States, but he said it is possible for some international travel.
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Top execs from Morgan Stanley, Mastercard, and United Airlines dish on their 5 summer reading recommendations about everything from social media algorithms to Winston Churchill

Looking for a good book to dive into this summer? McKinsey asked execs from Wall Street and corporate America for their top recommendations. Malte Mueller/Getty Images Not ready to turn the page on summer just yet? We've got some book recommendations for you. Consulting firm McKinsey asked top business leaders for their suggestions on must-read books. We rounded up five titles from top Wall Street and corporate America execs. See more stories on Insider's business page. If you'...
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United Is the First Major Airline Requiring Vaccines for All Employees

United Airlines will be the first major US airline to require its US-based employees—all 67,000 of them—to get vaccinated against COVID-19. In a memo sent to employees on Friday describing the new mandate, United CEO Scott Kirby and President Brett Hart explained that while some employees “will disagree with this…Read more...
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Air travel getting ‘stronger and stronger’ despite growing concerns about COVID-19 delta variant, United CEO says

Air travel continues to pick up despite growing concern that spread of the COVID-19 delta variant could prompt a return to coronavirus restrictions, United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby said Wednesday.
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United Airlines CEO Expects Demand Recovery to Continue Despite New Variants

(Reuters) - United Airlines Chief Executive Scott Kirby said on Wednesday that he expects a recovery in travel demand to continue "largely unabated...
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United is upgrading most of its planes to include television screens, power outlets, and more by 2025 while getting rid of smaller jets

A rendering of United Airlines' new signature interior. United Airlines United Airlines is adding 270 aircraft to its fleet that will come standard with seat-back television screens. Existing Boeing and Airbus will be upgraded to include seat-back screens through 2025. United can now better compete with Delta Air Lines and surpasses American Airlines in the entertainment realm. See more stories on Insider's business page. United Airlines is giving its aircraft a massive upgrade to...
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United, Delta, and American Airlines call for Biden lift restrictions and approve transatlantic travel between the US and UK

United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby. Chip Somodevilla: Getty Images Airline bosses have called for restrictions on US-UK travel to be relaxed in a joint statement. United Airlines and Delta Air Lines are among the six carriers calling for a travel corridor. Airlines have suffered record losses since the start of the pandemic. See more stories on Insider's business page. Airline bosses have called the opening of a travel corridor between the US and UK amid both countries' "world-lead...
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United, Delta, and American Airlines call for Biden to lift restrictions and approve transatlantic travel between the US and UK

United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby. Chip Somodevilla: Getty Images Airline bosses have called for restrictions on US-UK travel to be relaxed in a joint statement. United Airlines and Delta Air Lines are among the six carriers calling for a travel corridor. Airlines have suffered record losses since the start of the pandemic. See more stories on Insider's business page. Airline bosses have called the opening of a travel corridor between the US and UK amid both countries' "world-lead...
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United Airlines says it will require all new US-based employees to be vaccinated. Current staff are exempt, but some will receive extra vacation if they get jabbed

United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby REUTERS / Kamil Krzaczynski United Airlines will require all new US-based staff to be vaccinated, an internal memo said. United will not require current staff to get vaccinated, but has offered incentives. Delta Air Lines said last month it would mandate COVID-19 vaccines for new hires. See more stories on Insider's business page. United Airlines has said it will mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for all new external hires, the company said in an internal ...
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I flew on United's new ultra-premium transcontinental flight from New York to California and it's now my least favorite way to cross the US in economy

Flying on United Airlines from New York to San Francisco. Thomas Pallini/Insider United just began flying between New York City and California again for the first time since 2015. Flights use John F. Kennedy International Airport and are flown by a premium-configured Boeing 767-300ER offering 46 business class seats, 22 premium economy seats, and 99 economy seats. In economy, however, many of the most desirable seats are dubbed "Economy Plus" and come at a premium, with few options to get ...
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CEO whisperer Jeffrey Sonnenfeld has the country's top business leaders on speed dial. Here's how the Yale professor gathers dozens of CEOs whenever there's a national crisis.

From left to right: JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon, Starbucks chairwoman Mellody Hobson, Yale School of Management professor Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, and Merck & Co. chairman and CEO Kenneth Frazier. Kimberly White/Getty Images for Fortune; David Livingston/Getty Images; Noam Galai/Getty Images; Spencer Platt/Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Insider For years, Yale professor Jeffrey Sonnenfeld has rubbed shoulders with corporate executives. Whenever a national crisis strikes, he gathers them for a meeting ...
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United debuted new tools during a devastating winter storm that it says have already saved thousands of flyers from cancellations

United Airlines airport check-in counters. PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP/Getty United Airlines is being more proactive when winter weather and other travel hazards arise. A February storm in Denver threatened flight cancellations but United was able to proactively rebook as many as 15,000 flyers. The program is the latest in a new passenger-focused trend that aims to reduce trip interruptions. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bad weather is an inevitability that can ruin vacations,...
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United Airlines Returns To John F. Kennedy International Airport

California here we come! United Airlines returned to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) on March 28, 2021, resuming service to both San Francisco (SFO) and Los Angeles (LAX).   Back in 2015, United left JFK to consolidate service to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and LaGuardia Airport (LGA) but only a few years later Scott Kirby CEO of the airline said it was a mistake to give up their premium slots to competitors. Now, just over 5 years after the last United fl...
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United just returned to JFK Airport after nearly 6 years and is rolling out one of its most luxurious aircraft to take on competitors

The first United Airlines flight to return to New York's JFK Airport. Thomas Pallini/Insider United Airlines resumed flights from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Sunday. Operating the flights is United's premium-configured Boeing 767-300ER with lie-flat business class seats. Only 10 weekly flights are currently offered but more will be added in the coming months. See more stories on Insider's business page. United Airlines is back at New York's John...
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Emirates tells cabin crew they must get vaccinated or pay for COVID-19 tests before flights

The crew of an Emirates Airlines flight from London arrive at Dubai International Airport on May 8, 2020 amid the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic. KARIM SAHIB/AFP via Getty Images Emirates told staff they must get vaccinated or pay for a COVID-19 test before flying, Reuters reported. If cabin crew aren't vaccinated or tested within seven days of a flight, they'll be put on standby duty. 60% of Emirates staff have had the first or second dose, or are registered to get the vaccine. S...
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Return of business travel, sustainable fuels expected in aviation's future

International business travel is not expected to remain permanently depressed, though it will likely recover from the coronavirus pandemic at a slower rate than leisure travel, United Airlines Chief Executive Scott Kirby said on Monday during CERAWeek by IHS Markit.
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US businesses that were hurt after the pandemic became politicized. Now, they're joining the effort to get Americans vaccinated.

A line to receive the vaccine at Disneyland in California. Mario Tama/Getty Images By publicly supporting the vaccine rollout, corporate America could help get more people vaccinated. Walmart, Disney, Uber, Lyft, the NFL, and others are aiding in vaccine administration and education. The Biden administration has also partnered with business groups to urge vaccines and mask-wearing. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Over the last few weeks, Walmart has administered rou...
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