Labor organizations allege employer failed to make benefit payments

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Feb 4, 2019

EAST ST. LOUIS — Several labor organizations are suing an employer, citing alleged breach of a collective bargaining agreement.

The United Association of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada, Local No. 360, et al. filed a complaint on Jan. 15 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois against EHRET, Inc. alleging it violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege the defendant failed and refused to submit fringe-benefit contributions due and failed to allow the plaintiffs to conduct a financial examination of its books and records. 

As a result, the plaintiffs claim they have been damaged for being unable to ascertain the exact amount due to their members. 

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek an order requiring the defendant to submit its books and records for a financial examination and to make payments in the future in accordance with the terms and provisions of the collective bargaining agreement, litigation fees, costs and expenses, and all other relief deemed appropriate. They are represented by Greg A. Campbell of Hammond & Shinners PC in St. Louis.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois East St. Louis Division Case number 3:19-cv-00043-SMY-RJD 

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