AFA alerted management in early January about a new paid sick leave law in effect January 1, 2018. The law is encompassed in I-1433, RCW 49.46, and WAC 296-128. Management did not respond to us with their position until yesterday at which time they advised their lobbying group, Airlines for America (A4A), filed suit against the State of Washington.
Management is planning on issuing a communication regarding their reasons why they believe these laws do not apply to you. AFA does not agree with their interpretation of these laws, and we wanted to be the first to communicate this information to you.
Attached is the Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief filed February 6, 2018. AFA strongly believes based on the timing, that we are the national union named on page 11 line 20 as insisting that management comply with the Act.
Be assured that AFA will utilize its full legal resources to fight this, and we will advise in upcoming communications how you can help with this fight.
Your MEC – Jeffrey Peterson, Brian Palmer, Linda Christou, Lisa Pinkston, Terry Taylor, Mario de’Medici, Melissa Osborne, Tim Green and Brice McGee