Paradigm Mechanical alleged to have breached bargaining agreement with union

By Louie Torres | Mar 7, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Lansdale employer is alleged to owe delinquent contributions to union funds.

Steamfitters Union, Local 420 Welfare Fund, et al. filed a complaint on Feb. 21 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against the Paradigm Mechanical LLC and Elizabeth O'Mara citing the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

According to the complaint, the defendants and Local Union No. 420 of the United Associated of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada entered a collective bargaining agreement in May 2014. The plaintiffs allege they retained an independent auditor to conduct a payroll audit of the defendants' contributions from January 2015 to December 2016 that revealed delinquent amounts.

The plaintiffs hold Paradigm Mechanical LLC and O'Mara responsible because the defendants allegedly breached their bargaining agreement with the plaintiff by failing to remit their employees' monthly contributions.

The plaintiffs seek judgment against the defendant in the amount of $31,644.73 of the principal amounts, interest, 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 2:18-cv-00860

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