Wash. Longshore Workers Seek Cert. In PMA Action

Law360, New York (September 25, 2009, 1:49 PM EDT) -- Longshore workers from Oregon, California and Washington have moved for class certification in a lawsuit alleging that the Pacific Maritime Association should pay workers for pre-shift preparatory work they are required to do to complete their daily job assignments.

Lead plaintiffs and longshore workers James Levias and Anthony Lemon filed for class certification Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.

The workers claim the PMA, a for-profit collective of shipping and warehouse companies that operate in Washington state, does not pay...
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