UPDATE: Anonymous Trane employee discloses contract negotiations

Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 1:07pm

An anonymous Trane employee tells KFXK they are having trouble making an agreement with Ingersoll Rand, the company that owns Trane, on several items outside of raises.

Rand wants to switch insurance plans from the current 90/10 Blue Cross Blue Shield program to the 80/20 Ingersoll Rand company insurance. Workers are most unhappy with a change in the contract that will cut off medical, dental and life for anyone who retires after the new contract is signed.

Any new employees hired after the contract is signed will have no retirement benefits.

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Original Report: Workers at the Trane plant in Tyler joined hands and bowed their hands in a moment of silence this morning, as union representatives negotiate their contract with the company.

A Trane employee tells KFXK that the contract the company is offering its employees details no raises for three years, with a 25 cent raise for the fourth year.

Trane representatives declined to comment on the contract negotiations.

A vote on the new contract is set for Sunday.

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