Southwest Airlines CEO 'not in favor' of vaccine mandates

Southwest Airlines CEO 'not in favor' of vaccine mandates

Oct 12 2021

Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly said Tuesday that he opposes requiring his employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19, but acknowledged that his company must mandate the shot to comply with the Biden administration's federal contractor rules.

The Dallas-based airline announced last week that all employees must be vaccinated by Dec. 8 due to the Biden administration’s vaccine requirement for federal contractors. Southwest has large contracts with the U.S. government to transport government officials and supplies. 

Source: The Hill