Posted originally on the conservative tree house on August 25, 2021 | Sundance | 507 Comments
Comrade citizens, in the first in nation development, Delta Airlines Corporation has announced it will begin fining non-vaccinated employees $200/month for refusing to take the COVID-19 vaccine. The fine will be deducted from the paycheck of Delta employees who are enrolled in their healthcare plan and not vaccinated.
This is a remarkable development and likely to begin a process we might see from other employers. If a company can fine an individual for their personal health decisions, it is only a short step to a company that can begin issuing financial penalties for weight, diet, or other health attributes.
(Bloomberg) – Delta Air Lines Inc. will impose a $200 monthly surcharge on employees who aren’t vaccinated against Covid-19, becoming the first major U.S. company to levy a penalty to encourage workers to get protected.
The new policy was outlined in a memo from Chief Executive Officer Ed Bastian, who said 75% of the carrier’s workers already are vaccinated. Increasing cases of coronavirus linked to a “very aggressive” variant are driving the push for all employees to get the shots, he said in the note to employees Wednesday.
The fee applies to employees in the airline’s health-care plan who haven’t received shots by Nov. 1. The company also will require weekly testing for employees who aren’t vaccinated by mid-September. (read more)
Previously, Delta Airlines announced that any new hired employee would be required to be vaccinated in order to be eligible for employment.