Ford issues vaccine mandate for salaried workers

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The deadline for federal contractors to comply with the Biden administration’s vaccine requirement is December 8.

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Ford Motor Co. this week notified its salaried US employees that they must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, and placed non-compliant people on unpaid leave without an approved medical or religious exemption. Will go

NS vehicle manufacturer Has been considering the decision for months, but informed staff on Tuesday.

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A Ford spokesperson said, “The health and safety of our employees remains our top priority and we are strongly encouraged to follow our protocol with the support of our employees, who comprise more than 84 percent of US salaried workers, Those who have already been vaccinated.” said in a statement to Granthshala Business, noting that the deadline “also aligns with federal contractor guidelines.”

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Ford joins several other major firms that have given vaccine mandates following the Biden administration’s decree that all federal contractors fully vaccinate the workforce by Dec.

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Ford’s mandate for salaried employees affects about 31,000 people, but the company’s 57,000 hourly workers can expect upcoming vaccine and testing requirements in the US, which are also pushed by the Fed.

On September 9, President Biden announced that he had asked the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, under the Department of Labor, to draft a rule requiring businesses with more than 100 employees to fully vaccinate workers or undergo weekly coronavirus tests. need to be forced.

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“The majority of America’s after-hours workforce (UAW) will be covered under OSHA-ETS guidelines, which have not yet been issued and are subject to negotiation with UAWs,” a Ford spokesperson said. How OSAH requirements will apply is currently being reviewed and discussed with union leadership.”


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