Retirees Sue Pa. Rail Manufacturer For Terminating Benefits

Law360, Philadelphia (July 10, 2013, 5:55 PM EDT) -- A proposed class of approximately 250 retirees on Tuesday’s sued rail manufacturer Freightcar America Corp. in Pennsylvania federal court, alleging that the company breached a collective bargaining agreement by cutting off their pension health benefits.

Five named plaintiffs and the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, AFL-CIO — formerly known as the United Steelworkers of America — contended that the company’s unilateral decision to end the benefits violated the Labor Management Relations Act and the Employee Retirement...
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