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Administration opposes airlines in lawsuit over crew breaks

Tired man yawning at work. Pilot flying airplane.

The AP (5/25) reports, “The Biden administration has sided against the airline industry and urged the US Supreme Court on Wednesday to uphold a California law that would provide more rest and meal breaks than airline crews are guaranteed under federal rules.” Virgin Airlines had “asked the Supreme Court to overturn the decision” after the “federal appeals court ruled in 2021 that California was within its rights to apply a law on employee rest and meal breaks to the airline industry.” The Administration has “asked the court to deny the airline’s appeal to hear the case or send the matter back to lower courts for further consideration.”

After all, who wants a tired pilot in the cockpit?

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