PHILADELPHIA -- Labor funds are suing Eastern Air Balance Corporation and Timothy Roaten, citing alleged breach of contract.

Sheet Metal Workers' Local 19, Sheet Metal Workers' Health & Welfare Fund of Local No. 19, Sheet Metal Workers' Pension Fund of Local No. 19, Sheet Metal Workers' Annuity Fund of Local No. 19, Sheet Metal Workers' Vacation Fund of Local No. 19, Sheet Metal Workers' Supplemental Unemployment Benefit (SUB) Fund of Local No. 19, Sheet Metal Workers' Joint Apprenticeship Fund of Philadelphia and Vicinity, Industry Fund of the Sheet Metal Contractors Association of Philadelphia and Vicinity, Sheet Metal Workers' International Training Institute (ITI) and Gary Masino, Trustee Sheet Metal Workers' Local 19 Benefit Funds, filed a complaint on Dec. 23 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against the defendants, alleging they failed to pay monthly contributions to the labor funds.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege they suffered damages from late paid and unpaid contribution. The plaintiffs holds Eastern Air and Roaten responsible because the defendants allegedly breached their bargaining agreement with the plaintiffs by failing to pay fringe benefit contributions on behalf of employees.

The plaintiffs seek judgment against the defendants in the amount of $80,330.78 plus court costs, interest at the rate of 4.25 percent and any further relief this court grants.

They labor funds are represented by Benjamin Eisner of Spear Wilderman P.C. in Philadelphia.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 5:16-cv-06599-JLS

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