February 19, 2013 / 2:42 PM / 5 years ago

U.S. high court to hear union workers' claims against U.S. Steel

WASHINGTON, Feb 19 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to consider whether union workers can be compensated for the time it takes for them to change in and out of safety gear.

A group of 800 current and former hourly workers at a U.S. Steel plant in Gary, Indiana, say they should be compensated for changing clothes because it is a key part of their job as steel workers.

The court will decide what constitutes “changing clothes” under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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