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Plaintiffs are the United Steelworkers of America union and several retirees formerly employed by defendant, Joy Technologies, Inc. ("Joy"). After Joy changed plaintiffs' retiree health benefit plans, plaintiffs filed suit alleging violations of § 301 of the Labor-Management Relations Act of 1947 ("LMRA"), 29 U.S.C.A. § 185 (West 1998), § 502(a)(1)(B) and (a)(3) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 ("ERISA"), 29 U.S.C.A. § 1132(a)(1)(B) and (a)(3) (West 1999), and the doctrine of promissory estoppel. Plaintiffs' complaint was based on their claim that their benefits were vested and could not unilaterally be altered by Joy. The district court granted summary judgment to those plaintiffs that had retired prior to August 19, 1991, on the LMRA and ERISA claims. Summary judgment was granted to Joy against those plaintiffs retiring after August 19, 1991, under the LMRA, ERISA, and promissory estoppel claims. Plaintiffs' motion for attorneys' fees was denied. On appeal, Joy challenges the judgment against it on the LMRA and ERISA claims. On cross-appeal, plaintiffs challenge the summary judgment against those plaintiffs retiring after August 19, 1991, and the district court's denial of attorneys' fees. For the following reasons, the district court is affirmed.