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Verizon Joins The List Of Federal Contractors Issuing Vaccine Mandate For Its U.S Workforce

By John F. Heerdink, Jr.

As per reports, VVerizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) has issued a vaccination mandate for its U.S. workforce, under President Joe Biden’s federal contractor executive order. Verizon, a federal contractor said that thousands of non-union U.S. employees must be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8 under the executive order, and it was in discussions with its unions about vaccination requirements for 30,000 U.S. unionized employees. The vaccine mandates will apply to nearly all its non-union employees.

The company said retail employees and some other workers must be vaccinated by Feb. 1. Vendors, contractors, visitors, and new hires who enter Verizon U.S. facilities must be fully vaccinated by Jan. 1. Some “home-based” Verizon Consumer Group and others are excluded from the move, the company informed.

“While we respect that within our workforce there are people with different beliefs and perspectives related to COVID-19 and the vaccine, we must comply with the government’s requirements, including those for federal contractors,” stated Verizon.

A growing number of federal contractors are complying with the Dec. 8 deadline, including Union Pacific Corp, the top U.S. railroad operator; U.S. passenger railroad Amtrak; Boeing Co., and many major U.S airlines.

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(Read Original Story: UPDATE 2-Verizon says majority of U.S. employees must be vaccinated in Reuters)


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