SAN FRANCISCO – An Alameda County plumbing company is alleged to have defaulted on its bargaining agreement with several union groups.

U.A. Local 342 Joint-Labor Management Committee, Northern California Pipe Trades Pension Trust, et al. filed a complaint on Dec. 14 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Olsson Plumbing & Heating Co. Inc. alleging breach of collective bargaining agreement.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they entered into a collective bargaining agreement with the defendant, where the defendant agreed to be bound by all of the provisions of the various Trust Agreements.  The plaintiffs allege the defendant repeatedly failed on its obligations under the contract to make timely fringe benefit contributions for the period of July 2015 through March 2016 totaling $158,400.67, liquidated damages of $31,680.13 and interest charges of approximately $18,602.02. The plaintiffs hold Olsson Plumbing & Heating Co. Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to fulfill its obligations under the agreement by failing to pay the required contributions.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against defendant, for at least $208,682.82 owed in unpaid contributions, liquidated damages, and interest, attorneys’ fees, costs of suit, and any other relief as the court deems just. They are represented by Benjamin K. Lunch and Lois H. Chang of Neyhart, Anderson, Flynn & Grosboll APC in San Francisco.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 3:16-cv-07151

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