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Judge orders striking cargo pilots back to work: 'Imagine Christmas without Amazon!'

Judge orders striking cargo pilots back to work: 'Imagine Christmas without Amazon!'

A federal judge on Wednesday ordered pilots for a cargo airline that delivers Amazon packages to go back to work.

The judge in Cincinnati said that it was in the public's interest to end the strike because holiday shoppers expect to receive their packages on time.

"Imagine Christmas without Amazon!" U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Black wrote in his ruling.

About 250 pilots for ABX Air went on strike early Tuesday in a dispute over working conditions and time off. Dozens of flights and more than 1 million pounds of cargo were held up.

The airline went to court to end the strike, saying its timing threatened to leave millions of dollars' worth of...

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