About 4.3 million workers quit their jobs in August, a figure that is up from 4 million in July. The number of people quitting is the highest since the United States began keeping records of the statistic about two decades ago and is equivalent to about 3% of the country’s workforce. Additionally, nearly 20 million people have quit since April.
..companies have offered generous incentives for their employees to get vaccinated, including $1,000 checks, paid days off, gift cards, and free vacations to Las Vegas. Despite the overtures, some of the employees have said directly and unequivocally that they would rather be fired than vaccinated, he said.
Dec. 8 is the deadline for employers with federal contracts to have their employees vaccinated.
“If tens or hundreds of thousands of employees are terminated just two weeks before Christmas — including the employees of the NAW companies which ensure the movement of products through the supply chain — the result could be nothing short of catastrophic for the newly unemployed and their families, and for the US economy,” ..