Tyson and union agree on vaccine paid sick time

Tyson Foods and the largest union representing Tyson meatpacking workers have reached an agreement to provide paid sick leave for fully vaccinated workers.

Tyson issued a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for its employees in early August with a deadline of November 1st.

In the deal, workers will be able to earn up to 20 hours of paid sick leave and the vaccine mandate will now provide precautions and safeguards for medical, religious and other protections.

Mark Perrone, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, says “paid sick leave is critical to ensuring workers get vaccinated without losing a paycheck” and says every company in America should follow Tyson’s lead.

Seventy-five percent of Tyson’s 120-thousand workers have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

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