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Fri Oct 1, 2021, 08:56 AM

91% of Tyson Foods employees vaccinated against COVID two months after mandate announcement

This is good news for the hard-working employees of this mega-business. It's a win for the employees, the union, and the company..

About 50,000 more Tyson Foods employees have received at least one shot of coronavirus vaccine since the company announced an inoculation mandate two months ago, bringing the company's total vaccination rate to 91%, a Tyson spokesperson says.

Derek Burleson said in an email to the Des Moines Register on Thursday that the company's vaccination rate is up from less than 50% when Tyson announced the mandate. Union officials told the Register that the vaccination rate at Iowa plants they represent is in line with the company's national rate.

With 120,000 U.S. employees, including 11,000 in Iowa, Tyson was the first national company to require its blue-collar workforce to receive the shots, announcing the mandate Aug. 3. The company's office employees must be fully vaccinated by Friday, while the deadline for production workers is Nov. 1.

Mark Lauritsen, vice president of the United Food & Commercial Workers International, which represents workers at Tyson's Perry and Waterloo pork plants, said he was pleasantly surprised by how few members threatened to quit over the requirement.
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Lauritsen said benefits the union negotiated with Tyson in connection with the mandate helped persuade workers to get vaccinated. The company offers $200 bonuses to vaccinated employees, and on Sept. 3 executives announced that employees will receive two weeks of paid time off if they contract the virus despite receiving the shots. The company also gives workers four hours of paid time off to get the vaccine.
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source:
https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/business/2021/09/30/tyson-foods-covid-19-vaccination-rate-hits-91-percent-mandate/5933163001/

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SharonClark Oct 2021 OP
mucifer Oct 2021 #1
jimfields33 Oct 2021 #2
mucifer Oct 2021 #3
roody Oct 2021 #4
bullwinkle428 Oct 2021 #7
Wounded Bear Oct 2021 #5
Johonny Oct 2021 #6
leftyladyfrommo Oct 2021 #8
OnDoutside Oct 2021 #9
leftyladyfrommo Oct 2021 #10

Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 09:00 AM

1. what a horrible job to have

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Response to mucifer (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 09:14 AM

2. Thank God we have people to work them

I do wish they had better work conditions and wage of course.

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 09:17 AM

3. No all bad Horrible working conditions for humans and severe cruelty for the animals. People and

animals deserve better.

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Response to mucifer (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 09:27 AM

4. Mostly immigrant labor

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Response to roody (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 09:37 AM

7. Correct, and not one frigging MAGAT in this country would ever acknowledge how

essential this immigrant labor is in providing them with a steady stream of cheap meat.

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Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 09:29 AM

5. Good to hear...nt

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Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 09:30 AM

6. mandates appear to be working

It turns out working > owning the libs.

It also turns out they're not really worried about the vaccine, they've just been taught by the RW media that Covid isn't that big a deal.

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Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 09:40 AM

8. Tyson had a horrible time with Covid back when

the first wave went through. It must have cost them millions.

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Response to leftyladyfrommo (Reply #8)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 10:11 AM

9. And after all those deaths, they're only at 91%. Some want to learn

the hard way.

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Response to OnDoutside (Reply #9)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 10:28 AM

10. That's pretty good. That many vaccinated would

protect the unvaccinated.

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