Southwest Tells Justices Supervisor Can't Escape Arbitration

By Irene Spezzamonte (January 25, 2022, 6:14 PM EST) -- Southwest Airlines urged the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a Seventh Circuit decision that found a Chicago ramp agent supervisor could avoid arbitration of her overtime claims under a federal exemption, arguing the worker didn't engage in interstate commerce.

Southwest Airlines argued that the ramp agent supervisor isn't exempt from arbitration under Section 1 of the Federal Arbitration Act. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Southwest said in a brief Monday that the supervisor neither transported goods nor crossed state borders and therefore cannot dodge arbitration under Federal Arbitration Act, urging the high court to reverse the Seventh Circuit's March decision.

"Ramp agents fill...

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