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Southwest Airlines workers: Class action over fingerprint scans not subject to union deal interpretation

By Jonathan Bilyk | Mar 7, 2019

Lawyers for a group of Southwest Airlines employees have asked a federal appeals court to find a Chicago federal judge was wrong to toss their class action accusing the airline of violating their rights under a state’s biometrics privacy law, as the plaintiffs said their union contract doesn’t negate the airline’s alleged liability under the state law.

Southwest Airlines is accused of unlawfully storing biometric data

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 14, 2019

Ramp supervisors have filed a class action lawsuit against Southwest Airlines, accusing the company of violating the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act by making employees scan their fingerprints to clock in and out of work shifts.

Judge grounds workers' class action vs Southwest over fingerprint scans, says subject to union talks

By Scott Holland | Aug 29, 2018

A federal judge has dismissed a class action lawsuit accusing Southwest Airlines of violating employees’ privacy rights, saying the dispute instead should be subject to union negotiations.

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