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Office of the Election Supervisor for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters

              September 13, 1996





James P. Hoffa

September 13, 1996

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James P. Hoffa

2593 Hounds Chase

Troy, MI  48098


Ronnie Martin, President

Teamsters Local Union 480

1050 Cornelia Street

Nashville, TN  37217

Chuck Sheppard

510 Heritage Drive #69

Madison, TN  37115


Bradley T. Raymond

Finkel, Whitefield, Selik, Raymond

  Ferrara & Feldman, P.C.

32300 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200

Farmington Hills, MI  48334

James P. Hoffa

September 13, 1996

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Re:  Election Office Case No. P-918-LU480-SCE




James P. Hoffa, a candidate for general president, filed a pre-election protest pursuant to Article XIV, Section 2(b) of the Rules for the 1995-1996 IBT International Union Delegate and Officer Election (Rules).  Mr. Hoffa alleged that Chuck Sheppard, a Local Union 480 steward, threatened to kill Local Union 480 member Tim Aldred because of Mr. Aldreds support of Mr. Hoffa candidacy.  Mr. Hoffa now advises the Election Office that he wishes to withdraw his protest.


The Election Officer, finding that the withdrawal effectuates the purpose of the Rules, permits the protest to be WITHDRAWN.


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:

James P. Hoffa

September 13, 1996

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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

Bruce Boyens, Regional Coordinator