SAN JOSE – Trust funds are suing a Napa employer and its proprietor over allegations of breaching a bargaining agreement.
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union, Local 234 Electrical Workers Health & Welfare Trust Fund; Local 234 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, AFL-CIO; National Electrical Benefit Fund; and trustee Andy Hartmann filed a complaint on May 5 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Jose Division against Cameron Electric and Zachary Alan Cameron alleging violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that between August 2013 and October 2013, they suffered damages as a result of unpaid contributions. The plaintiffs hold Cameron Electric and Zachary Alan Cameron responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to pay their monthly contributions to the trust funds on behalf of their employees in violation of the terms of the bargaining agreement.
The plaintiffs seek underreported contributions and audit fees amounting to $45,576.52 plus liquidated damages and any other amounts owing, unpaid contributions in the amount of $2,227.07, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. They are represented by Richard K. Grosboll and Lois H. Chang of Neyhart, Anderson, Flynn & Grosboll APC in San Francisco.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Jose Division Case number 5:16-cv-02456-PSG