Louie Torres Jul. 1, 2016, 4:27pm


PITTSBURGH — Union trustees are suing Johnson Controls, an employer, citing alleged breach of contract and failure to pay contributions.

Joseph M. Little and Regis Claus, trustees on behalf of the Steamfitters Local #449 Benefit Funds, filed a complaint on June 27 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against Johnson Controls, alleging that the employer failed to pay contributions to the labor group.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that, between November and April, the plaintiffs suffered damages as a result of unpaid contributions. The plaintiffs holds Johnson Controls responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to pay contributions on behalf of its employees.

The plaintiffs seek preliminary and permanent injunctions enjoining the defendant from further violating the agreement, an order for immediate payment of all monies past due plus interest, money judgment in the sum of $1,661.86, court costs and any further relief the court grants. They are represented by Jeffrey J. Leech of Tucker Arensberg, P.C. in Pittsburgh.

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:16-cv-00958-RCM

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