'And so it begins… A healthcare system has literally fired 50 employees – in one fell swoop – over a draconian flu jab policy.
They can’t fire us all if we stand up, right? That might be the inner wishful thinking of those who refuse vaccinations while working in the healthcare system.
But as WGN9 reports:
A Minnesota-based health system has fired about 50 employees who refused to get a flu shot.
Essentia Health announced last month that employees would be required to get vaccinated for influenza unless they received a religious or medical exemption.
The system claimed that it was trying to “keep patients from getting sick at its 15 hospitals and 75 clinics in Minnesota, Idaho, North Dakota and Wisconsin.”
Essentia says 99 percent of the company’s 13,900 eligible employees had gotten the shot, received an exemption or were getting an exemption by the Monday deadline.
The United Steelworkers filed an injunction to try to delay the policy, but a federal judge denied the request. Minnesota Public Radio reports at least two other unions are filing grievances on behalf of workers who lost their jobs.'
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