United Settles With Skycaps Over Baggage Fee Policy

Law360, New York (August 17, 2011, 4:48 PM EDT) -- A class of United Air Lines Inc. skycaps said Tuesday they had reached a $250,000 settlement to resolve claims that the airline's baggage fee policy cost them tips and skirted federal and Massachusetts state wage laws.

The skycaps asked U.S. District Judge Nancy Gertner to grant preliminary approval to the proposed deal, which does not address United's argument that it did not employ the skycaps, who worked directly for third-party contractors.

“In light of possible delays associated with litigating the case, as well as uncertainties relating...
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Butcher et al v. United Airlines, Inc.


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1:09-cv-11681

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Massachusetts

Nature of Suit

Labor: Fair Standards

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William G. Young

Date Filed

October 5, 2009

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