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February 8, 2018

Airlines sue state over sick leave law

SEATTLE (AP) — A coalition of airlines including Alaska, JetBlue, United and Southwest is suing Washington state over its new sick leave law, saying the measure will increase costs and delays for travelers.

Airlines For America filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Tacoma on Tuesday. The organization said a mishmash of state and city laws concerning guaranteeing paid sick leave for workers is making things more difficult for airlines and that such measures are precluded by federal laws and regulations.

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