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Judge tells Amazon cargo pilots to deliver Christmas

Ben Hoyle, Los Angeles

Millions of packages from Amazon warehouses were delivered late over Christmas three years agoPhilippe Wojazer/Reuters

A judge has taken umbrage at a strike by cargo jet pilots who deliver packages for Amazon and ordered them back to work. With Christmas looming, the judge in Cincinnati said it was in the public interest to end the strike as people expected to receive presents before December 25. “Imagine Christmas without Amazon!” the US district court judge Timothy Black wrote in his ruling this week.

Dozens of flights and £1 million of cargo were held up after 250 pilots for ABX Air went on strike on Tuesday in a dispute over time off and working conditions. The pilots said that management had violated their contracts to keep pace with demand for deliveries. According to the powerful Teamsters union, which represents the pilots, ABX…

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