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Exclusive-Boeing U.S. worker vaccine exemption requests top 11,000 -sources

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By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) – The number of Boeing Co employees seeking a vaccine exemption on religious or medical grounds has reached more than 11,000 – or nearly 9% of its U.S. workforce – a level many times higher than executives initially estimated, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The widespread reluctance has left executives scrambling for a strategy that keeps employees safe and complies with President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for federal contractors, but avoids an exodus of engineering and factory labor, the people said. The standoff comes as the U.S. planemak…

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