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IN RE: LENDON GRISHAM,                   )           Protest Decision 2016 ESD 207

                                                                        )           Issued: May 6, 2016

            Protestor.                                           )           OES Case No. P-138-012916-SO     



Lendon Grisham, member of Local Union 480 and delegate candidate, 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 members on an opposing slate campaigned inside a UPS facility where they were not employed, in violation of the Rules.


Election Supervisor representative Dolores Hall investigated this protest.


Findings of Fact and Analysis


Local Union 480 is entitled to elect four delegates and three alternate delegates to the IBT convention.  Eight delegate candidates and five alternate delegate candidates competed on two slates for these positions.  The tally conducted March 11, 2016, showed that protestor Grisham and all members of his slate polled more votes than any candidate on the slate that is the subject of this protest. 


            We deferred decision on this protest for post-election consideration pursuant to Article XIII, Section 2(f)(2).  We may remedy violations found in post-election protests only where the conduct may have affected the results of the election.  Article XIII, Section 3(b).  As all candidates on protestor Grisham’s slate won the positions they sought, we need not decide whether the conduct Grisham alleged gave the opposing slate an advantage or benefit prohibited by the Rules because Grisham’s slate prevailed notwithstanding this alleged advantage or benefit.


Accordingly, we DENY this protest as MOOT.


Any interested party not satisfied with this determination may request a hearing before the Election Appeals Master within three (3) 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 207



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


Lendon Grisham

P.O. Box 100230

Nashville, TN 37224


Mike Johnson

10299 Spanntown Rd.

Arrington, TN 37014


Tommy Coker

1421 Lewis Rd.

Madison, TN 37115


James Wyatt

510 Old Hickory Road

Nashville, TN 37209


Dolores Hall

1000 Belmont Pl

Metairie, LA


Jeffrey Ellison

214 S. Main Street, Suite 212

Ann Arbor, MI 48104