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Office of the Election Supervisor for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters

              August 19, 1996





Richard Weronke

2910 QQ

Custer, WI  54423


Reggie Konop, President

Teamsters Local Union 662

119 W. Madison Street

Eau Claire, WI  54703


Re:  Election Office Case No. P-867-LU662-NCE




Richard Weronke, a member of Local Union 662, filed a protest pursuant to

Article XIV, Section 2(b) of the Rules for the 1995-1996 IBT International Union Delegate and Officer Election (Rules) against Local Union 662 President Reggie Konop.  The protester, who is running for secretary-treasurer of his local union, alleges that the local union denied him access to a local union meeting to campaign.


Regional Coordinator Judith E. Kuhn investigated the protest.


A protest asserting a right to campaign in a local union officer election does not involve a cause of action under the Rules, which apply to the elections for International delegate and officer.  See Zero, P-078-LU337-EOH (August 4, 1978).  Accordingly, this protest does not arise under the Rules.


Therefore, the protest is DENIED.


Richard Weronke

August 19, 1996

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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

Judith E. Kuhn, Regional Coordinator