Trainor Faces Suit
February 23, 2012
by Sahely Mukerji, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Trustees of the Indiana State Council of Roofers Health and
Welfare Fund filed a complaint
against Trainor Glass of Farmers Branch, Texas,
in the United States District Court of Northern District of Indiana,
Lafayette Division, on February 22.
"This is an action brought pursuant to Section 301 of the Labor
Management Relations Act of 1947 ... and also Section 502 of the
Employee Retirement Security Act of 1974 ... to compel defendant
to comply with the aforesaid Acts and the payments required under
its Collective Bargaining Agreement," according to court documents.
Trustees of the Indiana State Council of Roofers Health and Welfare
Fund is a multi-employer employee benefit plan that provides health,
welfare and other benefits for employees of employers who contribute
into its plan, the court documents say.
Trainor Glass signed an agreement with the plaintiff to make payments
including for pension and health and welfare fund payments, the
complaint states. However, beginning in November 2011, Trainor Glass
breached that agreement and failed to make the contributions on
behalf of the employees, alleges the court documents. Therefore,
the Trustees requested the court to award "whatever damages, including
attorney fees, which will compensate them for the defendant's breaches
of contract, that the defendant be ordered to comply with said contracts
and pay the amounts provided for in said contracts to plaintiff,
said health and welfare fund and all other proper remedies, legal
and equitable, plus interest and costs," according to court documents.
Trainor Glass closed
all its nine locations and let go all its employees on February
Reaction to the news continued to pour in from around the country.
"[It's] sad," says Glenn Heitmann, president and CEO of Heitmann
& Associates in St. Louis. "[From what I have heard] this is now
the second glazing sub in the last couple months that the bank has
ceased [its] operations. Many individuals, companies and projects
will be impacted by this abrupt closing."
There has been quite a bit of discussion on the USGNN
discussion forum and consumer media also is publishing stories
about the closure:
Glass ceases operations with projects under way
Glass shuts down operations with construction projects under way
Glass has ceased operations after just completing Omni Hotel
Stay tuned to USGNN.com for updates.
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