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Alaska Airlines says new workers must be vaccinated


September 9, 2021

Alaska Airlines, and its subsidiary Horizon Air, have joined the list of U.S. airlines taking steps to boost the COVID-19 vaccination rate among employees.

Alaska announced last week that all new employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 before being hired. The new rule took effect immediately.

Unvaccinated employees already on the payroll will need to participate in a “vaccine education program,” the airline said. And unvaccinated employees will no longer be eligible for special COVID-19 pay if they test positive or need to take time off work after exposure to an infected individua...

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