$100M Deal Reached In Swift Drivers' Wage Class Suit

By Braden Campbell (March 12, 2019, 5:15 PM EDT) -- Shipping company Swift Transportation Co. Inc. has agreed to pay $100 million to about 20,000 drivers to end a long-running suit alleging that it makes its workers faux "owner-operators" to skirt federal and state wage laws.

Swift and the drivers filed joint motions Monday asking an Arizona federal court to certify the proposed class and collective action and give preliminary approval to the massive deal, laying the groundwork for ending an independent contractor misclassification saga that turns 10 years old in December.

The deal would pay class members by estimating the value of their claims and — if the sum tops...

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