HARRISBURG — A union and labor fund are suing Eric Hiester, citing alleged breach of contract.
Reading Joint Apprentice and Electrical Committee and Ryan Helms and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union No. 743 filed a complaint on Aug. 5 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania against Hiester, alleging that the defendant breached his contractual agreement by working for a non-signatory employer.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they sustained damages due to Hiester. The plaintiffs hold the defendant responsible for allegedly failing to complete the five-year journeyman term to earn enough credit to pay off a loan to the fund.
The plaintiffs seek to enforce an arbitration award and enjoin the defendant, an award for the benefit of the fund for amounts due plus interest, liquidated damages, court costs and any further relief this court grants. They are represented by Stephen J. Holroyd of Jennings Sigmond, P.C. in Philadelphia.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Case number 1:16-cv-01621-JEJ