Supreme Court Rejects Forced Arbitration for Southwest Airlines Baggage Workers

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday ruled unanimously that airline baggage handlers cannot be forced to resolve employment disputes through individual arbitration, halting the trend of decisions. recently made it easier for employers to avoid class action lawsuits brought by workers.

Writing for the court, Justice Clarence Thomas said baggage handlers are expressly exempt from the Federal Arbitration Act, a 1925 law that allows employers to offer working conditions to which workers agree to mandatory arbitration. for workplace disputes.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/supreme-court-rules-against-southwest-airlines-in-pay-dispute-with-baggage-workers-11654525775?mod=pls_whats_news_us_business_f Supreme Court Rejects Forced Arbitration for Southwest Airlines Baggage Workers

Edmund DeMarche

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