PHILADELPHIA — Labor funds are suing Liberty Mechanical Services Inc. and Michael A. Burns Jr., alleging breach of contract.
Steamfitters Union, Local 420 Welfare Fund, Steamfitters Union, Local 420 Pension Fund, Steamfitters Union, Local 420 Supplemental Retirement Plan, Steamfitters Union, Local 420 Apprenticeship Training Fund, Scholarship Fund of Steamfitters Local Union No. 420, Steamfitters Union, Local 420 Industry Advancement Fund, Local Union No. 420 Piping Industry Political and Education Fund and Local Union No. 420 of the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against the defendants, alleging that they failed to pay monthly fringe benefit contributions to the funds.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they suffered damages from unpaid and late paid contributions. The plaintiffs holds Liberty Mechanical Services Inc., and Michael A. Burns Jr. responsible because the defendants allegedly breached their bargaining agreement with the plaintiffs by failing to pay monthly contributions on behalf of employees.
The plaintiffs seek judgment against the defendants in an amount of $50,566.50 plus interest, liquidated damages, court costs and any further relief the court grants. They are represented by William T. Josem and Jeremy E. Meyer of Cleary, Josem & Trigiani, LLP in Philadelphia.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:16-cv-05063-CDJ