US Airways Gets Retaliation Claims Cut From Skycap Pay Case

Law360, New York (July 16, 2012, 8:27 PM EDT) -- A Massachusetts federal judge dismissed claims Thursday that U.S. Airways Inc. had discontinued the use of airport skycaps in retaliation for a class action challenging the company's implementation of a $2 bag-checking fee that allegedly cut into the workers' tips.

The allegations were part of a class action brought by three U.S. Airways skycaps who claim the airline violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by imposing a fee on all bags checked in curbside by the skycaps, drastically reducing the workers' take-home pay.

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Case Information

Case Title

Mitchell et al v. US Airways, Inc. et al

Case Number




Nature of Suit

Contract: Other


William G. Young

Date Filed

April 11, 2008

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