City sued over wages on Chesapeake project

SANDUSKY A union's claim that Chesapeake Loft workers were underpaid won't hold water, said city att
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

 

SANDUSKY

A union's claim that Chesapeake Loft workers were underpaid won't hold water, said city attorneys.

The city is named in a lawsuit filed Thursday in Erie County Common Pleas Court by the Sheet Metal Workers' Local Union 33 of Parma. Though the union did not have members working on the project, it is considered an "interested party" under Ohio law.

"(The union) is suing to enforce the law and they are effectively by doing so ensuring that every employee who worked was paid what there were owed," said Joseph M. D'Angelo, one of the attorneys for the union.

"We are reviewing the matter, but we are quite confident the city fully complied with the laws at all times," said David Farkas, attorney with Squire, Sanders and Dempsey of Cleveland, long-time attorneys for the city.

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