| Central Penn Business Journal
Johnson Controls, UAW continue contract talks
Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls Inc. and United Auto Workers Local 1872 continue talks today for a new contract at the company's York County facility ahead of a midnight expiration of the union's existing contract.
“Johnson Controls is currently working with UAW Local 1872 to reach an agreement before the contract expires on Friday, July 27, 2012 at midnight,” Director of Manufacturing Operations Rich Smith said in a statement emailed from the company. “We are committed to the collective bargaining process and look forward to continued dialogue with the union to reach an agreement that benefits all parties.”
Union officials were not immediately available to comment on negotiations. It previously said pensions, health insurance, wages and vacation time are key issues in the negotiations, according to media reports.
Johnson Controls and the union last negotiated a contract in 2009, and prior to that in 2006 following Johnson Controls acquisition of York International. The facilities in Spring Garden Township were part of that. Johnson Controls operates its building efficiency segment there, designing heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment for global projects.
The company trades its shares on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol JCI.