Hundreds More Southwest Flights Canceled Monday After Brutal Weekend as Pilots Fight Covid Vax Mandate

A whole bunch extra Southwest flights have been canceled Monday morning after a brutal weekend of service disruptions as pilots battle the Covid vaccine mandate.

Practically 2,000 Southwest flights have been canceled over the weekend and the cancelations continued into Monday morning.

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By Monday morning 365 Southwest flights have been canceled and greater than 600 have been delayed.

1000’s of indignant passengers have been stranded because of the cancelations and Southwest went into injury management mode.

Southwest claimed the flights have been canceled resulting from dangerous climate in Florida and air visitors management points though their rivals within the area have reported far much less cancelations.

Workers are on strike over the Covid vaccine mandate and the Southwest Airways Pilots Affiliation is preventing the tyranny in courtroom.

Bloomberg reported:

Southwest Airways Co. pilots requested a courtroom to briefly block the corporate from finishing up federally mandated coronavirus vaccinations till an current lawsuit over alleged U.S. labor legislation violations is resolved.

The Southwest Airways Pilots Affiliation’s submitting Friday additionally requested for an instantaneous listening to on the request earlier than a federal courtroom in Dallas, claiming the provider has continued to take unilateral actions that violate phrases of the Railway Labor Act, which governs airline-union relations. These steps embrace the Covid-19 vaccination requirement.

“The brand new vaccine mandate unlawfully imposes new circumstances of employment and the brand new coverage threatens termination of any pilot not totally vaccinated by December 8, 2021,” the authorized submitting mentioned. “Southwest Airways’ extra new and unilateral modification of the events’ collective bargaining settlement is in clear violation of the RLA.”

Southwest set the deadline on Oct. 4 beneath a federal vaccination mandate for workers of corporations holding contracts with the U.S. authorities. Employees can search medical or spiritual exemptions. The union represents 9,000 Southwest pilots.