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Supreme Court Won’t Review Alaska Airlines Family Leave Case (1)

April 1, 2019, 1:34 PMUpdated: April 1, 2019, 6:25 PM

Alaska Airlines won’t be able to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court that federal labor law takes precedence over a Washington state law that allows workers to use earned leave to care for a sick family member.

A decision in the case could have affected every industry in which workers are governed by collective bargaining agreements and also protected by state leave laws, Alaska Airlines argued in a petition for high court review denied April 1.

In August, the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled 6-5 that flight attendant Laura Masserant, a member of the Association ...