Split 6th Circ. Says Honeywell Doesn't Owe Retirees Benefits

Law360 (April 3, 2020, 9:41 PM EDT) -- Honeywell International Inc. did not violate a 2011 collective bargaining agreement by refusing to pay retirees' health care premiums based on contract language capping its contributions, a split Sixth Circuit ruled, with one judge saying the decision shows how "unfairness has now become a part of our governing law." 

In a 2-1 decision, the panel reversed part of a ruling that put the company on the hook for 4,700 workers' insurance costs, saying the contract language of the CBA with the United Auto Workers members didn't guarantee lifetime benefits and capped the company's contributions toward the full cost of its retirees'...

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