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Alaska Airlines Pilot Wants Class Status in Military Leave Suit

April 8, 2020, 3:11 PM

A pilot who accused Alaska Airlines Inc. of denying sick and vacation leave to employees who serve in the military asked a federal judge in Seattle to certify a class of about 360 pilots.

Leo Synoracki on Tuesday filed a motion for class certification in his lawsuit accusing the airline of violating the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, the federal law granting benefit and job protections to workers who take time off for military service. Synoracki says hundreds of Alaska Airlines pilots were illegally denied sick and vacation leave for periods they spent completing military service.

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