Texas-based Southwest Airlines announced Monday that based on “a thorough review of President Biden’s COVID Action Plan,” the company will begin requiring all employees to “be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or be approved for a religious, medical, or disability accommodation, by Dec. 8, 2021, to continue employment with the airline.”
Republican gubernatorial candidate Don Huffines has criticized Gov. Greg Abbott and the Texas Legislature for not shielding private-sector employees from such employment requirements.
“Another Texas company attacking the rights of Texans while Greg Abbott does nothing about it. No Texan should lose their job because they don’t want to get a COVID vaccine,” tweeted Huffines.