Ingersoll Rand strikers vote down tentative agreement

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) — A swing and a miss at an agreement to return to work more than 200 workers on strike at Ingersoll Rand means strikers will again hit the pavement.

Workers say their company isn’t listening to their union representatives, so they were forced to vote down a contract that wasn’t in their best interests. Union workers began their picketing more than a month ago, and it seems little progress has been made.

Ingersoll Rand is reportedly pressing a mandatory health care change as a company-wide policy with a high deductible. The company would also require overtime from its employees. Ingersoll Rand recently purchased the Cheektowaga facility from Cameron in January in a $16 million deal.

There are no scheduled talks, and strikers will resume their picketing. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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