Annie Hunt Apr. 26, 2016, 6:15pm


PITTSBURGH — An iron workers’ labor union is suing a company for allegedly failing to make payments to the union.

Greg Christy and William C. Ligetti, on behalf of the Trustees of the Iron Workers Welfare Plan of Western Pennsylvania, Iron Workers of Western Pennsylvania Pension Plan and the Iron Workers of Western Pennsylvania Profit Sharing Plan; and as agents for the Ironworker Employers Association of Western Pennsylvania Inc., the International Association of Bridge, Structural and Ornamental Iron Workers, Local Union No. 3, AFL-CIO filed a lawsuit on April 12 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against Miracle Steel Inc., citing violations of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and the Labor-Management Relations Act of 1947.

According to the complaint, the defendant entered into a labor agreement with the union, pursuant to which it was to make monthly payments to the plan for pension, medical, profit sharing, dues, and other purpose. The plaintiffs claim that the defendant has failed to pay timely contributions for February, resulting in a principal deficiency of $14,357.48.

The plaintiffs have allegedly demanded payments, but the defendant has and continues to neglect to make payments.

Christy and Leggett seek that the defendant file complete and accurate remittance reports, an audit of the defendant’s finances, monetary judgment in the sum of $23,843.74, liquidated damages, and all further relief. They are represented by Jeffrey J. Leech and Neil J. Gregorio of Tucker Arensberg PC, in Pittsburgh.

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:16-cv-00423-TFM

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