Looks like pilots at Southwest Airlines are sick of the forced vaccination policy that the airline recently implemented in response to pressure from the White House:
Here is a description of the situation based on one pilot’s comments:
Essentially, the union cannot organize or even acknowledge the sickout, because doing so would make it an illegal job action. Years ago, Southwest and its pilots had a rough negotiation, and the union would not even let the pilots internally discuss the possibility of working-to-rule (which would have slowed Southwest to a crawl).
But at the moment the pilots don’t even have to talk to each other about what they’re doing. The anger internally - not just among pilots but other Southwest workers - is enormous. The tough prior negotiations notwithstanding, Southwest has a history of decent labor relations, and workers believe the company should stand up for them against the mandate. Telling pilots in particular to comply or face termination has backfired.
URGENT: A Southwest Airlines pilot explains why you will not hear anything about vaccine mandates from his union - and why Southwest has more flexibility than it admits to stand up to the White House - by Alex Berenson - Unreported Truths (substack.com)
Are sickouts and work-to-rule slowdowns a side effect of coerced vaccination policies?
Will the White House response be to blame the workers and call in the FBI to target them as “terrorists”?
Will Biden succeed in pushing the US economy back into recession as millions of workers get fired and work stoppages continue to grow?