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• The Seattle Times reports that a federal judge over the weekend ordered pilots at the Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) to go back to work, issuing a temporary restraining order to end a strike that started last Tuesday.

The reason this is important? ATSG, the story notes, "hauls packages for Amazon.com and DHL Worldwide Express," and the strike, had it continued, "threatened to disrupt holiday deliveries." Amazon was leasing the ATSG fleet as a way of coping with expected high volumes during the end-of-year holiday shopping season.
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