Bloomberg Law
March 24, 2023, 5:34 PM

Newsom Signs Flight Attendant Rest-Break Bill into Law

Tiffany Stecker
Tiffany Stecker

Airlines flying out of California must negotiate with cabin crew staff and their unions over how to provide legally required meal and rest breaks in flight under a new law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) Thursday.

The measure (SB 41) ends years of legal battles over airlines’ compliance with California’s meal-and-rest break requirements. Airlines are now compliant with state labor law when cabin crew members have meal or rest language in their collective bargaining agreement.

“The law preserves the rights of flight attendants, keeps good jobs from leaving California, and it keeps air passengers safe,” state Sen. ...

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