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Aviation union members meet with Senator Roger Marshall to talk about vaccine mandate – Wichita, Kansas

Wichita, Kansas 2021-10-15 19:55:24 –

Wichita, Kansas (KSNW) – Allied aviation workers from some of Sedgwick County’s largest employers have expressed concern.

More than 12 members met with Senator Roger Marshall for the Town Hall on Friday morning.

Marshall said he was in favor of the vaccine, but believes that people should be able to choose whether or not to vaccinate.

“Is this just a few of us concerned, or are there many unions that are not planning to vaccinate?” Senator Marshall asked the crowd.

“If anyone represents me who wants to lose their jobs rather than being shot at this point, I think 30% of the current workforce will leave,” the union representative told Marshall.

Emotions increased as some people shared why they didn’t want the vaccine.

“For the past few weeks, we’ve only seen this crescendo of angry people go crazy. Now that people are preparing to lose their jobs, anger is turning into a panic.” Marshall said.

Spirit employee Doug Klein spoke during the meeting. He says he will retire before taking a shot.

Klein believes that enough people will suffer if they walk in production. “Unfortunately, they believe that if you hire you as a mechanic, you can get the job done. I think that’s what they expect. They just bring someone else. It will come, but that’s not how it works. You can’t take someone down the street and take them there to build an airplane. “

Marshall believes this mission exacerbates the problems already facing the industry. “This will exacerbate the existing labor shortage. It’s not just in Wichita, Kansas. It’s going to spread nationwide.”

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