Were you denied the prevailing wage at Bombardier?
Employees of Bombardier Mass Transit Corporation (“BMT”) working on the North County Transit District (“NCTD”) operations and maintenance contract may be owed wages and fringe benefits. On November 28, 2018 a lawsuit was brought on behalf of employees alleging non-payment of prevailing wage, non-payment of “on call time”, failure to pay compensation at time of termination, and unfair business practices.
Employee classes included in the lawsuit
Workers employed by BMT from June 2016 until the present working in the following departments may have similar claims and be part of the class or subclass of employees defined in the complaint:
- Maintenance of signals (MOS)
- Maintenance of way (MOW)
- Maintenance of equipment (MOE)
The suit involves commuter train operations (Sprint, Coaster) subject to public works project prevailing wage. BMT is responsible for operations and maintenance of NCTD. The suit alleges that BMT has not paid the proper prevailing wages.
The suit further alleges that BMT failed to reimburse MOW employees for expenses incurred in direct consequences of the discharge of their duties. NCTD has 1100 square miles in its jurisdiction serving more than one million people with 82 miles of railroad right of way.
Employee classes defined in the complaint
Job titles within MOS include:
- Signal Inspector
- Signal Maintainer
- Assistant Signal Maintenance
- Signal Technician
- Systems & Communication Technician
Job titles within MOW include:
- Track Technician
- Track Welder
- Track Foreman
- Track Inspector
Job titles within MOE include:
- Service Technician
- Maintenance of Equipment Technician
Know your rights!
If you worked for BMT between June 2016 and present, you may be owed compensation. To understand your rights, contact the attorneys at Donahoo & Associates, PC. Your case evaluation will be free and confidential.