CBO Glass Involved in Second Suit, Allegedly Failed to Pay Local Unions
May 23, 2012

by Erica Terrini, eterrini@glass.com

CBO Glass has been entered into a second lawsuit with local unions after the unions claimed the terms and conditions of a recent Collective Bargaining Agreement were not met. Unions filed the suit after payments from the months of November 2011 to March of 2012 (totaling $156, 959.14) were not made according to the complaint.

The plaintiff parties include the Trustees of the Iron Workers Local Union No. 5, Iron Workers Employers Association, Local Union No. 5 of the International Association of Bridge, and Structural and Ornamental Iron Workers.

According to the filed suit, "an employer who fails to pay the amounts required by the Collective Bargaining Agreement on time shall be obligated to pay, in addition to the contributions owed, liquidated damages in the amount of 10 percent of the total amount due, plus an interest at the rate of 12 percent per annum from the date through the date of payment."

Additionally, the plaintiffs allege a failure to uphold the agreement will result in payment of attorney's fees, audit fees court costs, and that they have the right to conduct an audit of CBO Glass records.

The secondary suit was filed shortly after the International Painters and Allied Trades Industry Pension Fund filed a suit on March 30 against the company and two of its officials (Gilbert DiMaio, president and CEO and Paul F. Hogan, principal) - claiming CBO Glass owed a total of $472,813.83 "due under the Labor Contracts, Trust Agreements and Plan."

CBO Glass has until the end of May to respond to the first suit. Company officials could not be reached for comment on the second suit at press time.

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