United Skycaps Say State Wage Claims Not Preempted

Law360, New York (June 23, 2011, 4:32 PM EDT) -- A class of United Air Lines Inc. skycaps suing over tips urged a Massachusetts federal judge not to toss their state law wage claims Thursday, saying that the claims were not preempted by the the federal Airline Deregulation Act.

The skycaps filed suit in October 2009, alleging that after instituting a $2 per bag fee for customers using curbside baggage check-in, United required skycaps to make up for any shortages in their collection of the fee out of their tips. The class contends that this policy...
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