United Airlines letting go 320 employees over vaccine mandate; less than previously announced
More than 200 United Airlines employees will be keeping their jobs, after the airline had announced they were part of a group of workers being let go for vaccine mandate non-compliance.
United previously said it would lay off nearly 600 employees who did not comply with the company's COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
But a spokesperson for the company said that in less than 48 hours, the number of employees who were being let go dropped from 593 to 320.
“That means 99.5% of United’s U.S. employees have now chosen to get vaccinated, excluding those who sought an exemption,” the spokesperson said in a statement.
The spokesperson said that the reduction was driven mainly by late vaccination card uploads.