More than 2,000 employees filed a class-action lawsuit against United Airlines for religious and medical discrimination over the unconstitutional vaccine mandatory.
Captain Sherry Walker, the co-founder of Airline Employees 4 Health Freedom, told The Gateway Pundit that many of her colleagues have been terminated by United for not violating their faith, or for being too ill to take the shot.
“The stories are sad and evil. Our woke CEO is harming our people and perpetuating the destruction of our nation for his bottom line,” she added.
The lawsuit is headed to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in Louisiana and they need help raising funds. You can offer your support by donating to their GiveSendGo or visiting their website AE4HF.org.
Here’s a copy of the letter they sent out to our legislators:
On August 6, 2021, United Airlines CEO, Scott Kirby, announced a vaccine mandate for all employees, regardless of their medical condition or religious beliefs. Of course, Kirby never intended to actually provide reasonable accommodations (see video), as he commanded his lieutenants to develop a draconian and retaliatory process. This effort, we believe, exploits the pandemic for marketing purposes affording him the ability to tout UAL as the only “all vaccinated airline”.
Few employees, steadfast in their faith or determined to maintain medical autonomy, survived the process as UAL attacked the employees they claimed to value as essential during the pandemic. Managers threatened termination, conducted public shaming, and mounted fear campaigns, but the faithful stood firm. To date, the only reasonable accommodation offered is indefinite, unpaid leave without benefits along with a restriction against outside employment. Effectively, UAL is making it impossible for any employee to survive with reasonable accommodation.
Airline Employees 4 Health Freedom (AE4HF) began as a group of faithful employees determined to exercise their rights to reasonable accommodations under Title VII and under the Americans with Disabilities Act to protect their medical autonomy. As our membership approached 4000 across many different airlines and other industries including Amtrak, 2000 of our members joined together to file a complaint against UAL in the 5th Circuit in Ft. Worth, TX.
On September 24, a Temporary Restraining Order was granted to prevent any UAL employee who submitted a request for a reasonable accommodation prior to 9/23 from being terminated or placed on unpaid leave. To date, UAL continues to violate the initial agreement terminating several employees. Additionally, UAL refuses to allow employees to request accommodations after 8/31. How can a company put a deadline on faith, and what happens to those who find faith after the deadline?
No one can answer those questions as UAL systematically terminates employees who choose to exercise their religious liberties. Many of our employees acquiesced under pressure to ensure they could continue to feed their families. They violated their faith one time and are now facing forced booster for the foreseeable future. Those who chose not to get the shot face severe retaliation almost daily. As a form of punishment, a modern scarlet letter, UAL instituted an N95 respirator requirement for all employees who sought reasonable accommodations. However, UAL refused to provide the OSHA and manufacturers’ required medical examinations, training, or fit testing.
Many employees suffered severe harm from the respirator mandate. On the first day, an agent suffered a broken clavicle, torn rotator cuff, and damaged meniscus passing out from use. A baggage handler, in the extreme heat of the aircraft belly, passed out face-first on a moving belt loader. A flight attendant passed out in flight, falling into the jumpseat. And, an agent passed out on a desk requiring paramedic attention and an ambulance. How many more must be injured before UAL is forced to reverse this policy?
Our case rests in the hands of Hon. Mark Pittman, and we are hopeful that we will soon be allowed to return to our careers. However, while we await a ruling on our request for a preliminary injunction, our employer continues to threaten those who have asserted their civil rights. Most recently, Kirby engaged the press to shame us and turn our vaccinated co-workers against us, intentionally creating a hostile work environment to further promote his fear campaign. He claims that our vaccinated co-workers refuse to fly with us, but we know this is untrue as we have received hundreds of letters of support. At the same time, our members are routinely bullied and threatened on company property.
Although the EEOC has accepted claims from almost 2000 of our members, they are tabling their investigations pending the outcome of our case. Any assistance you can provide, specifically on that front, would be most appreciated as our many Tennessee members are suffering terribly.
CEO Kirby believes those objecting to his mandate are only doing so because they “do not want to be told what to do.” Frankly, his disdain for employees of faith is disgusting. And, that disdain is not limited to Christians. One of the named plaintiffs is a Buddhist, and our group includes people of all faiths including Muslims, LDS, Jewish members, Sikhs, etc.