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Airlines Appeal Ruling Upholding Washington Sick Leave Law (2)

Nov. 12, 2019, 7:19 PMUpdated: Nov. 12, 2019, 10:44 PM

A decision upholding Washington’s paid sick leave law and its application to Washington-based airline flight crews must be reviewed by the Ninth Circuit, a major airline association said.

The flight crew workers have paid sick leave under their collective bargaining agreements, but Washington’s paid sick leave law extends additional benefits and protections. Airlines for America, legally registered as Air Transport Association of America, lost its constitutional challenge to the law in October, and Nov. 8 filed a notice of appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

The lawsuit is one of several filed by airlines for ...