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US Airways


said Wednesday that a federal court has issued a preliminary injunction against the labor union representing its pilots, calling for the stoppage of an "illegal job action campaign."

In an emailed statement, the airline said the U.S. District Court in Charlotte, N.C., issued the injunction against the US Airline Pilots Association, a ruling it said "means USAPA must immediately stop all illegal job actions and make every reasonable effort to prevent any further illegal job activity."

For its part, USAPA has contended there isn't any campaign going on, that its pilots are simply doing what's necessary to uphold safety standards.

"We are pleased the injunction has been issued and are excited to get back to what US Airways does best -- running a great airline," the US Airways statement continues.

US Airways' shares were up 3 cents at $6.14 in late trades. The stock is down nearly 34% in the past year, losing nearly half its value since hitting a 52-week high of $12.26 on Nov. 4, 2010.


Written by Michael Baron in New York.

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