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Office of the Election Supervisor for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters














              July 14, 1996




James P. Hoffa                                                                      Ron Carey, General President

Hoffa Campaign Headquarters                                          International Brotherhood of Teamsters

‘96 International Convention                                                        Philadelphia Convention Center

Pennsylvania Convention Center                                          Room 110

Room 103                                                                                    Philadelphia, PA                                          Philadelphia, PA




Bradley T. Raymond

Finkel, Whitefield, Selik, Raymond,

Ferrara & Feldman

32300 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200

Farmington Hills, MI 48334


Re: Election Office Case No. CONV-2-IBT-MGN




James P. Hoffa, Jr., a member of Local Union 614 and candidate for general president, filed a pre-election protest pursuant to Article XIV, Section 2(b) of the Rules for the IBT International Union Delegate and Officer Election (“Rules”) alleging that the IBT violated the Rules by subjecting him to videotape surveillance while talking to members at the Philadelphia Convention Center prior to the opening of the Teamsters 25th International Conference.


This protest was investigated by Regional Coordinator William Wertheimer, Jr.


James P. Hoffa

July 14, 1996

Page 1



Mr. Hoffa alleges that security officials employed by the IBT videotaped him at approximately 1:00 p.m. on July 12, 1996, while he was speaking to members about his proposed amendments to the IBT Constitution.  The Hoffa campaign now states that it has come to an agreement with the IBT and the IBT has submitted the June 12 videotape to the Election Officer.  Accordingly, the Hoffa campaign requests withdrawal of this protest.  The Election Officer, finding that withdrawal will effectuate the purposes of the Rules, permits the protest to be WITHDRAWN.


Any interested party not satisfied with this determination may request a hearing before the Election Appeals Master within one day of receipt of this letter.  The parties are reminded that, absent extraordinary circumstances, no party may rely upon evidence that was not presented to the Office of the Election Officer in any such appeal.  Requests for a hearing shall be made in writing and shall be served on:


Kenneth Conboy, Esq.

Latham & Watkins

885 Third Avenue, Suite 1000

New York, NY 10022

Fax (212) 751-4864


Copies of the request for hearing must be served on the parties listed above as well as upon the Election Officer, 400 N. Capitol Street, Suite 855, Washington, DC 20001, Facsimile

(202) 624-3525.  A copy of the protest must accompany the request for a hearing.






Barbara Zack Quindel

Election Officer



cc:               Kenneth Conboy, Election Appeals Master

William Wertheimer, Regional Coordinator