Southwest Slams Union's Chicago Airport Sick Leave Suit

Law360, New York (January 17, 2014, 4:59 PM EST) -- Southwest Airlines Co. argued Thursday in Texas federal court that it could change sick leave requirements for some airport workers during a period of extremely cold weather in Chicago, and said the union couldn’t stop it from imposing similar restrictions in the future.

The airline had declared a state of operational emergency in order to maintain flight operations at the Chicago Midway Airport on Jan. 7 for a period of 33 hours, temporarily requiring sick employees to provide doctor’s notes after more than a week of...
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