ABX Air work stoppage continues pending court ruling
Air Transport Services Group said one of its two airline subsidiaries, ABX Air, Inc., and the union for its pilot employees, the Airline Professionals Association of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 1224, participated in a conference with U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Black late this afternoon to consider a complaint for injunctive relief that ABX Air filed earlier today. The complaint seeks to enjoin an illegal work stoppage by its pilots and their union that began early this morning. The judge required that the union must file its answer to the complaint no later than noon tomorrow, prior to issuing a ruling on the merits. In the meantime, ABX Air continues to hold discussions with the pilots' union representatives in an effort to resolve the matters in dispute.