SAN JOSE – A California employer is alleged to owe more than $4,000 to labor union funds for contributions.
Sacramento Area Electrical Workers Health & Welfare Trust; Sacramento Area Electrical Workers Pension Trust; Sacramento Area Electrical Workers Joint Apprenticeship & Training Trust; et al. filed a complaint on Nov. 3 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Jose Division against Pro Electric Contracting Inc., Pro Electric and Jason Joel Coccellato citing the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and the Labor-Management Relations Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they suffered damages due to unpaid and late paid contributions and that the defendants have refused to cooperate with the plaintiffs' auditor. The plaintiffs hold Pro Electric Contracting Inc., Pro Electric and Coccellato responsible because the defendants allegedly breached their bargaining agreement with the labor group by failing to make a monthly contribution on behalf of their employees.
The plaintiffs seek unpaid contribution of at least $4,615.35, liquidated damages of $4,269.85, all unpaid contributions, all legal fees and interest plus any other relief as the court deems just. They are represented by Benjamin K. Lunch and Wan Yan Ling of Neyhart, Anderson, Flynn & Grosboll in San Francisco.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Jose Division Case number 5:16-cv-06436-HRL