SAN FRANCISCO – The boards of trustees of labor union trust funds allege a Salinas company did not pay contributions.
Board of trustees of the Laborers Health and Welfare Trust Fund for Northern California, board of trustees of the Laborers Vacation-Holiday Trust Fund for Northern California, board of trustees of the Laborers Pension Trust Fund for Northern California and the board of trustees of the Laborers Training and Retraining Trust Fund for Northern California filed a complaint on June 16 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against James M. Sommerville Inc. alleging breach of collective bargaining agreement.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that between November 2015 and April, they suffered damages as a result of unpaid contributions from the defendant. The plaintiffs hold James M. Sommerville Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed pay contributions to the trust fund on behalf of its employees.
The plaintiffs seek unpaid contributions of $163,868.40, interest and liquidated damages of $44,253.12, unpaid fringe benefit contributions at the rate of 1.5 percent per month calculated to be $6,965.99, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. They are represented by Ronald L. Richman, Susan J. Olson and Edward D. Winchester of Bullivant Houser Bailey PC in San Francisco.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 3:16-cv-03379