The firm represents a class of approximately 350 past and current Black members of Pipefitters Local Union 597. The plaintiffs allege that Local 597 discriminated and continues to discriminate against its Black members with respect to work hours, pensions, promotions, and other opportunities.
The name of the case is Porter, et al. v. Pipefitters Local Union 597, No. 12-cv-09844 (N.D.Ill.). It is pending in federal court in Chicago.
The case has been certified as a class action on behalf of all Black members of Local 597 from November 2003 to the present.
The court has preliminarily approved a settlement in this case. If you are a class member, you will be receiving a Notice of Settlement in the mail informing you of the terms of the settlement and what you must do to participate. You can also read the Notice of Settlement by clicking the link below.
The firm represents a class of Carrier Account Managers and related employees at C. H. Robinson. The plaintiff alleges that she and others were unlawfully denied overtime pay for the long hours they worked at C. H. Robinson.
The name of the case is Dietrich v. C. H. Robinson, No 18-cv-04871 (N.D.Ill.). It is pending in federal court in Chicago.
The court conditionally certified an opt-in class under the Fair Labor Standards Act on June 13, 2019. A notice was sent to the members of the opt-in class via email and U.S. Mail in July 2019.
On February 11, 2020, the court certified the case as a Rule 23 class action under the Illinois Minimum Wage Act. A second Class Notice will be issued in the near future to inform class members about this new development.
You can read the Complaint, the court's order on conditional class certification, the first Class Notice, the court's order on Rule 23 class certification, and the second Class Notice by clicking the links below.