ST. LOUIS — Trustees of a labor group are suing an oil company, citing alleged violation of workers compensation acts.
Local 513, International Union of Operating Engineers, AFL-CIO, et al filed a complaint June 6 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri Eastern Division against Hackman Brothers Inc., alleging that the defendant violated the Employee Retirement Income Security (ERISA).
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that as employees of the defendant bound by the collective bargaining agreement, they failed to receive employee pension trust, health and welfare fund, supplemental vacation fund, annuity fund and joint apprenticeship training fund.
The plaintiffs hold Hackman Brothers responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to submit an accurate and complete report of fringe benefits obligations to the plaintiffs' funds for an extended period of time and failed to pay the required contributions for multiple employees for numerous months.
The plaintiffs seek judgment for all amounts owed, requiring to submit all reports and make all payments in the future to the plaintiffs in accordance with the terms and provisions of the collective bargaining agreement, and for such other and further relief as the Court may consider appropriate under the circumstances. They are represented by James P. Faul of Hartnett Gladney Hetterman LLC in St. Louis.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri Eastern Division case number 4:17-cv-01620-NAB