Michael E. Avakian

Michael E. Avakian

Judge Orders 100-Year Injunction Against Union

After granting summary judgment for Plaintiffs D5 Iron Works and its injured workers resulting from the Union’s brutal attack on a church school jobsite, [Jan 5, 2022, Order], federal District Court Judge Philip P. Simon issued a final Order ruling [May 20, 2022, Order]:

“Local 395, its officers, agents and employees are hereby enjoined for 100 years from appearing on jobsites or where D5 Iron Works, Inc., and its employees are present, for purposes of interacting with D5 Iron Works, Inc. or its employees, and will not visit any of the homes of the named Plaintiffs.”

This one-of-a-kind injunction breaks new legal ground in holding labor unions and their members responsible for violent action and violation of the peace. The Court found the union’s unprovoked attack was callous, outrageous, vicious, and “beyond all bounds of decency, atrocious, and utterly intolerable is beyond debate.” Judge Simon further ordered the Injunction will remain in “force and effect” until the time has passed.

Lead attorney Michael E. Avakian of Praemia Law, PLLC, in Reston, Virginia and Robert T. Hanlon of the Law Offices of Robert T. Hanlon & Associates, P.C., in Woodstock, Illinois, represented the Plaintiffs in D5 Iron Works, Inc. et al. v. Local 395 Ironworkers, AFL-CIO, et al., No. 2:16-cv-200 (N.D. Ind. May 20, 2022).

Michael E. Avakian, Esq. is a management-side labor relations attorney and a partner at Praemia Law, PLLC. This article is for general informational purposes only and should not be relied upon or regarded as legal advice. Mr. Avakian is available at 703-399-3603 and Michael.Avakian@praemialaw.com.