Delinquent Payments Violate ERISA: Union

Law360, New York (March 9, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A plumbers union and its funds have plunged Carrier Corp. into an ERISA battle by accusing the United Technologies Corp. subsidiary of skimping on fund payments and refusing to submit financial reports.

The plumbers and pipefitters who work for Carrier Building Services and their funds filed the suit Wednesday, demanding that the air conditioning, heating and refrigeration company honor its labor agreement and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act by paying the contributions monthly. A union report found that Carrier owed nearly $10,000 to its funds....
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