UNION GAP — A union is suing the former owner of a Union Gap health care facility, alleging he did not pay terminated workers for accrued vacation and failed to pass on their dues to the union.
The union, SEIU Healthcare 775NW, filed the lawsuit Tuesday in King County Superior Court against Kirkland-based Eagle Healthcare and owner Jeff Marshall.
The statewide company operated health care facilities in Union Gap, Grandview, Sunnyside, Richland, Camas, Clarkston and Colville before selling them late last year. But the lawsuit says 62 union workers at Parkside Nursing Care in Union Gap and another 90 union workers at Pinewood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Colville did not receive accrued vacation pay totalling more than $57,000 when they were let go.
The union seeks unspecified damages for lost wages, exemplary damages in amounts double the vacation pay and union dues and fees deducted from employees’ pay.