United agrees to $6.15M settlement with pilots – Yahoo Finance


A United 747 departs Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport in March 2014. Photo: Bill Mallinson – OPShots Contributor

United Airlines is paying $6.15 million to settle a lawsuit by pilots who claimed that the airline underpaid for contributions to their pension accounts while they were on military leave.

The settlement covers 1,160 pilots who took military leave between 2000 and 2010. A federal judge in Denver approved the agreement this month.

James Tuten, who is still a United pilot, filed the lawsuit in June 2012 and accused the airline of violating a 1994 law designed to protect the employment rights of reservists and others who are called to active duty.

via United agrees to $6.15M settlement with pilots – Yahoo Finance.

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