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IN RE: RICHARD GODIN, JR.,               )           Protest Decision 2016 ESD 82

                                                                        )           Issued: January 25, 2016

            Protestor.                                           )           OES Case No. P-113-012016-CA     



            Richard Godin, Jr., member and delegate candidate in Local Union 938, filed a pre-election protest pursuant to Article XIII, Section 2(b) of the Rules for the 2015-2016 IBT International Union Delegate and Officer Election (“Rules”).  The protest alleged that the notice of nominations meeting results was not posted at an employer facility as required by the Rules.


            Election Supervisor representative Jack Sullens investigated this protest.


Findings of Fact and Analysis


            Article II, Section 6(a) of the Rules requires a local union’s secretary-treasurer to post on all union worksite bulletin boards a list of all candidates nominated for delegate and alternate delegate.  The posting must be made “[a]s soon as possible but in no event later than five (5) days following the nomination meeting.” 


            Local Union 938 held its nominations meeting on Saturday, January 9, 2016.  On January 20, the protest was filed alleging that the required posting had not been made at the Purolator facility located on Morse Street in Toronto, Ontario.  The deadline for completing the posting under the Rules passed the previous week.


            After the protest was filed and acknowledged, the local union posted the required notice at the Purolator facility on January 20, 2016.


On this basis, we deem this protest RESOLVED.


Any interested party not satisfied with this determination may request a hearing before the Election Appeals Master within two (2) working days of receipt of this decision.  The parties are reminded that, absent extraordinary circumstances, no party may rely upon evidence that was not presented to the Office of the Election Supervisor in any such appeal.  Requests for a hearing shall be made in writing, shall specify the basis for the appeal, and shall be served upon:


Kathleen A. Roberts

Election Appeals Master


620 Eighth Avenue, 34th floor

New York, NY 10018


Copies of the request for hearing must be served upon the parties, as well as upon the Election Supervisor for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, 1050 17th Street, N.W., Suite 375, Washington, D.C. 20036, all within the time prescribed above.  A copy of the protest must accompany the request for hearing.


                                                                        Richard W. Mark

                                                                        Election Supervisor

cc:        Kathleen A. Roberts

            2016 ESD 82



Bradley T. Raymond, General Counsel

International Brotherhood of Teamsters

25 Louisiana Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20001


David J. Hoffa

1701 K Street NW, Ste 350

Washington DC 20036


Ken Paff

Teamsters for a Democratic Union

P.O. Box 10128

Detroit, MI 48210-0128


Barbara Harvey

1394 E. Jefferson Avenue

Detroit, MI 48207


Teamsters United

315 Flatbush Avenue, #501

Brooklyn, NY 11217


Louie Nikolaidis

350 West 31st Street, Suite 40

New York, NY 10001


Julian Gonzalez

350 West 31st Street, Suite 40

New York, NY 10001


David O’Brien Suetholz

515 Park Avenue

Louisville, KY 45202


Fred Zuckerman

P.O. Box 9493

Louisville, KY 40209

Richard Godin

1140a The Queensway

Etobicoke, ON M8Z 1P7


Teamsters Local Union 938

275 Matheson Blvd. East

Mississauga, ON L4Z 1X8


Jack Sullens

462 Sandpoint Court

Windsor ON N8P 1S3


Jeffrey Ellison

214 S. Main Street, Suite 212

Ann Arbor, MI 48104