Nov 25, 2021 -- The Big Three automakers and the United Auto Workers accidental unionized workers volition not beryllium required to person COVID-19 vaccinations.
The connection from the COVID-19 Joint Task Force of UAW, Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler’s genitor company, Stellantis, said workers are encouraged but not mandated to get vaccinated.
“In summation to encouraging members to disclose their vaccination status, the Task Force continues to impulse each members, coworkers, and their families to get vaccinated and get booster vaccinations against COVID-19, portion knowing that determination are idiosyncratic reasons that whitethorn forestall immoderate members from being vaccinated, specified arsenic wellness issues oregon spiritual beliefs,” the statement said.
Masking volition inactive beryllium required connected worksites.
“While it is understood that masks tin beryllium uncomfortable, the dispersed of the Delta variant and caller information outlining the continued precocious complaint of transmission successful immoderate geographic areas proceed to beryllium a superior wellness threat,” the connection said.
The stance by the autoworkers and the car companies conflicts with the Biden administration, which wants companies with much than 100 employees to mandate vaccinations.
That argumentation has been put connected hold portion it faces ineligible challenges that are apt to scope the U.S. Supreme Court.
The UAW has much than 400,000 progressive members and 580,000 retired members successful the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico.
Stellantis past week ordered non-union, salaried workers successful the U.S. to disclose vaccination presumption by Dec. 4 and beryllium afloat vaccinated by Jan. 5, The Detroit News reported. Ford issued a akin mandate for "most" salaried workers. General Motors has not instituted a mandate yet connected its salaried U.S. workforce.
All 3 car companies person mandated vaccines for autoworkers successful Canada.