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Office of the Election Supervisor for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters

              August 23, 1996





John Chiappetta

August 23, 1996

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John Chiappetta

688 N.W. 124th Court

Miami, FL  33182


John Wright, Dispatch Operations Manager

Consolidated Freight

10066 General Drive

Orlando, FL  32824


Tom Gurr, Operations Manager

Consolidated Freight

3355 N.W. 41st Street

Miami, FL  33142

John F. Ring

Moran, Lewis & Backius

1800 M Street, N.W.

Washington, DC  20036


Vince Hickman, Trustee

Teamsters Local Union 390

2940 N.W. 7th Street

Miami, FL  33125

John Chiappetta

August 23, 1996

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Re:  Election Office Case No. P-872-LU390-SEC




A pre-election protest was filed pursuant to Article XIV, Section 2(b) of the Rules for the IBT International Union Delegate and Officer Election (Rules) by John Chiappetta, a member of Local Union 390.  Mr. Chiappetta alleges that Consolidated Freight (CF) has restricted employees from exercising their pre-existing rights to post campaign-related material on a union bulletin board and removed such material from the board, in violation of the Rules.


CF responds that its agent, Tom Gurr, Miami operations manager, erred in removing the materials and instructing the protester that he was not allowed to post such material. 

Mr. Gurr had been instructed to remove the material by John Wright, CFs Orlando dispatch manager.  The employer admits that the bulletin board at issue, located in a drivers room at its Miami facility, is a general use board controlled by the union.  CF states that it will not interfere further with employees pre-existing rights to post campaign material on the bulletin board.

John Chiappetta

August 23, 1996

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Accordingly, this protest is now RESOLVED.


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, D.C. 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

Maureen Geraghty, Adjunct Regional Coordinator