Gloria Parker Oct. 8, 2015, 12:16pm


A Philadelphia-based workers’ union is suing a New Jersey-based corporation for alleged past due funds.

Sheet Metal Workers’ Local No. 19, Sheet Metal Workers' Health & Welfare Fund of Local No. 19, Sheet Metal Workers' Annuity Fund of Local No. 19, Sheet Metal Workers' Work Assessment of Local No. 19, Sheet Metal Workers' Joint Apprenticeship Fund of Philadelphia and Vicinity and Gary Masino, trustee of the benefit funds, filed suit Sept. 22 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against NW Sign Industries Inc. of Moorestown, N.J.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs and NW Sign Industries Inc. are parties to a collective bargaining agreement that requires the defendant to make contributions to the funds and remit certain payments to the plaintiff. NW Sign has entered into a payment agreement for the repayment of amounts due to the plaintiffs to said collective bargaining agreements. According to the agreement, the plaintiffs are entitled to interest on unpaid principal to run at the rate of 4.25 percent until the total amount has been paid. The plaintiffs allege that the defendant has defaulted on the agreement as well, resulting in a delinquency in its payments in the total amount of $31,714.71.

The plaintiffs seek an amount of $31,714.71, with interest to run at the rate of 4.25 percent, plus court costs and attorney's fees. The plaintiff is represented by Syretta Jasmine Martin of Philadelphia.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number: 2:15-cv-05284-JD

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