PHILADELPHIA – A Kansas City, Missouri company is alleged to have breached a bargaining agreement and failed to remit contributions to a labor union's funds.
Trustees of the National Elevator Industry Pension, Health Benefit, Educational, Elevator Industry Work Preservation Funds, Elevator Constructors Annuity and 401(k) Retirement Plan filed a complaint on Dec. 26, 2017, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Rowen Elevator Co. LLC and Ronnie Owens citing the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that the defendants entered into a collective bargaining agreement with the International Union of Elevator Constructors in October 2015 and September 2017. The suit states the plaintiff's auditor determined that the defendants owe $21,394.29 for the period of October 2015 to December 2016, and the projected delinquency for the unreported months of June and September 2017 is $32,505.51.
The plaintiff seeks to enjoin the defendants, unpaid contributions and any further relief the court grants. It is represented by Robert P. Curley and David D. Capuano of O'Donoghue & O'Donoghue LLP in Philadelphia.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 2:17-cv-05768-NIQA