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SharonClark

(10,014 posts)
Fri Oct 1, 2021, 09:56 AM Oct 2021

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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91% of Tyson Foods employees vaccinated against COVID two months after mandate announcement (Original Post) SharonClark Oct 2021 OP
what a horrible job to have mucifer Oct 2021 #1
Thank God we have people to work them jimfields33 Oct 2021 #2
No all bad Horrible working conditions for humans and severe cruelty for the animals. People and mucifer Oct 2021 #3
Mostly immigrant labor roody Oct 2021 #4
Correct, and not one frigging MAGAT in this country would ever acknowledge how bullwinkle428 Oct 2021 #7
Good to hear...nt Wounded Bear Oct 2021 #5
mandates appear to be working Johonny Oct 2021 #6
Tyson had a horrible time with Covid back when leftyladyfrommo Oct 2021 #8
And after all those deaths, they're only at 91%. Some want to learn OnDoutside Oct 2021 #9
That's pretty good. That many vaccinated would leftyladyfrommo Oct 2021 #10

mucifer

(23,723 posts)
3. No all bad Horrible working conditions for humans and severe cruelty for the animals. People and
Fri Oct 1, 2021, 10:17 AM
Oct 2021

animals deserve better.

bullwinkle428

(20,634 posts)
7. Correct, and not one frigging MAGAT in this country would ever acknowledge how
Fri Oct 1, 2021, 10:37 AM
Oct 2021

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

Johonny

(21,189 posts)
6. mandates appear to be working
Fri Oct 1, 2021, 10:30 AM
Oct 2021

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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