GM has told its white collar employees to use a confidential reporting tool to disclose their vaccination status with the company or potentially face reprimand.
According to Bloomberg, General Motors sent a memo to its white collar employees on September 22nd encouraging them to report their vaccination status via its internal reporting tool. Failure to do so could result in the employee receiving a safety violation letter from the company and could cause them to lose out on a potential company performance bonus.
The automaker does not require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, although it said this week it is reviewing the White House’s recent mandate requiring companies with 100 employees or more to have a fully vaccinated workforce.
Blue collar GM employees represented by the UAW do not have to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Former UAW president Rory Gamble indicated the union would encourage members to get the vaccine, but said a mandate would be going a step too far.
“UAW members are American,” Gamble said earlier this year. “In America, you get people with different religious beliefs, you have people who are just of the opinion that they don’t take any vaccines at all. We think that should be respected. We’re very willing to sit down and work out with the companies going forward how we manage those issues.”