Operating Engineers union says Criniti Construction failed to pay monthly dues

By Louie Torres | Jul 5, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — A union is suing Criniti Construction Inc. and Joseph Criniti, citing alleged breach of contract.

PHILADELPHIA — A union is suing Criniti Construction Inc. and Joseph Criniti, citing alleged breach of contract.

The International Union of Operating Engineers of Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware and related employee funds filed a complaint on June 20 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania alleging that the employer failed to remit its employees' contributions.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that its organization was financially damaged due to unpaid contributions. The plaintiffs hold Criniti Construction and Joseph Criniti responsible because the defendants allegedly breached their bargaining agreement with the plaintiff by not paying their monthly contributions.

The plaintiffs seek $9,776.39 in unpaid principal amounts, interest at a 10 percent rate, $977.64 in liquidated damages, $571.06 in dues, court costs and any further relief this court grants. They are represented by Regina C. Hertzig and Jeremy E. Meyer of Cleary, Josem & Trigiani LLP in Philadelphia.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 2:17-cv-02770-JCJ

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