Johnson Controls Sued For Reducing Retiree Benefits

Law360, New York (August 5, 2013, 8:10 PM EDT) -- A retiree slapped Johnson Controls Inc. with a putative class action in Pennsylvania federal court on Friday, accusing the company of unlawfully slashing the medical benefits to which the group is entitled under collective bargaining agreements with a predecessor company.

Wilmer C. Barrett, who retired from a plant in York, Pa., claims that the terms of collective bargaining agreements reached by the UAW, which is also plaintiff in the lawsuit, and York International Corp., a company Johnson Controls acquired in 2005, entitled them to health benefits...
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