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Office of the Election Supervisor for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters


Any IBT member, Local Union or other subordinate body, or the IBT, may file a protest with the Election Supervisor alleging noncompliance with the Rules.  Read Article XIII of the Rules, and click on the “File a Protest” link on this page for guidance on how to submit a protest. 

The Office of the Election Supervisor investigates protests.  Rulings on filed protests are published to this website. 

Any party to a protest ruling of the Election Supervisor may request further review by the Election Appeals Master, Hon. Kathleen A. Roberts (Ret.).  Every protest ruling informs the parties how an appeal may be taken to the Election Appeals Master. 

Judge Roberts served for ten years as a Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and is now affiliated with JAMS, a private mediation and arbitration service.  She was appointed as Election Appeals Master by United States District Judge Loretta Preska in June 2015.  Judge Roberts may be contacted at this address:

Kathleen A. Roberts
Election Appeals Master
620 Eighth Avenue, 34th floor
New York, NY 10018