Thursday, November 24, 2016
Judge Grants Temporary Injunction Halting ABX Air Strike: Strike had delayed customer deliveries at Amazon.com and other shippers
The Wall Street Journal
By DOUG CAMERON
Updated Nov. 23, 2016 7:42 p.m. ET
A judge on Wednesday granted a temporary injunction requiring striking cargo airline pilots to return to work after their action delayed customer deliveries to Amazon.com Inc. and other shippers.
Pilots at a unit of Air Transport Services Group Inc. struck Tuesday morning over longstanding contract grievances.
In a complaint filed in federal court Tuesday, ABX Air Inc., a subsidiary of ATSG, said Christmas shopping and deliveries have already been disrupted and could worsen if the industrial action continues.
A lawyer representing ABX said the Ohio judge had granted a temporary restraining order late Wednesday requiring the pilots to return to work. One of the airline’s largest customers also confirmed the court decision. ATSG and lawyers representing its pilot union had no immediate comment.
In a statement later Wednesday, Air Transport Services said it expects ABX Air flight operations to resume immediately.
Original article can be found here: http://www.wsj.com
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