US Airways Says Federal Law Preempts Workers' OT Claims

Law360, San Francisco (February 8, 2013, 5:31 PM EST) -- US Airways Inc. urged a California federal judge Friday to toss a class action alleging the airline didn't pay overtime or provide breaks to nearly 400 unionized fleet workers, arguing the workers signed a collective bargaining agreement, making their claims preempted by federal airline labor laws.

An attorney for the airline said U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer should dismiss the claims filed by fleet workers Joseph Angeles and Noe Lastimosa on behalf of hundreds of others, because the workers entered a collective bargaining agreement, making...
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