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IN RE: HENRY FRANK                            )           Protest Decision 2016 ESD 106

       CUNNINGHAM,                                   )           Issued: February 10, 2016

            Protestor.                                           )           OES Case No. P-121-012416-SO     



            Henry Frank Cunningham, member of Local Union 745, 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 Local Union 745 and its principal officer, Brent Edwards, violated the Rules by scheduling and announcing a “membership appreciation meeting,” advertised as including union-provided food, for the day before ballots were to be mailed in the local union delegates and alternate delegates election.


            Election Supervisor representative Dolores Hall investigated this protest.


            After the protest was filed and the investigation commenced, the local union canceled the “membership appreciation” aspect of the regular monthly meeting, and did not provide food for the event.


            On February 10, 2016, protestor Cunningham requested to withdraw the protest.  Concluding that the purposes of the Rules are served by withdrawal, we deem this protest WITHDRAWN.


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 106 




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


Henry Frank Cunningham

1032 Cressmont

Bossier City, TX 71111


Teamsters Local Union 745

1007 Jonelle Street

Dallas, TX 75217


Mario Leyva

7055 Crown Ridge

El Paso, TX 79912


Dolores Hall

1000 Belmont Pl

Metairie, LA


Jeffrey Ellison

214 S. Main Street, Suite 210

Ann Arbor, MI 48104