Continental Pilots Sue ALPA For Age Discrimination

Law360, New York (October 27, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A group of Continental Airlines pilots has sued the Air Line Pilots Association International, the union that represents them, for allegedly discriminating against them because of their age.

In a complaint filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 13 pilots alleged that ALPA is encouraging Continental not to reinstate pilots over age 60, contrary to Continental's own wishes and its collective bargaining agreement with the union.

Until recently, federal law had required pilots to stop flying at age 60. Last December,...
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