ORLANDO (CBSMiami/AP) — Union workers astatine the Walt Disney World Resort volition present person to rotation up their sleeves and get a COVID-19 vaccine if they privation to support their jobs.
The woody was reached Monday with a national coalition, soon aft the Pfizer vaccine earned afloat Food and Drug Administration approval. It requires the workers to beryllium afloat vaccinated by Oct. 22 to stay employed.
Fully vaccinated means 2 weeks aft the 2nd dose of the Pfizer oregon Moderna vaccine oregon a azygous dose of the Johson & Johnson vaccine.
Employees tin petition exemptions for aesculapian oregon spiritual reasons, a national connection said. If an exemption is granted, it whitethorn necessitate the worker to transportation to different unfastened presumption wrong the resort.
Any worker who doesn’t comply, and doesn’t petition an exemption, volition beryllium “separated from the institution with a ‘yes’ rehire status,” successful lawsuit they bash get vaccinated later, according to the Service Trades Council Union.
Before layoffs and furloughs owed to the pandemic, the conjugation covered astir 43,000 of 77,000 Disney World workers.
Disney announced past period that each non-union hourly and salaried employees would beryllium required to person the vaccine wrong 60 days. The institution besides asked each employees who were moving from location to amusement impervious of vaccination earlier returning to work.
The institution volition clasp vaccination on-site vaccine events for employees implicit the adjacent respective weeks, the national connection said.