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Office of the Election Supervisor for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters













November 25, 1996





Randy Olsen

November 25, 1996

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Randy Olsen

1825 San Jose

San Leandro, CA  94577


United Parcel Service

8400 Pardee Drive

Oakland, CA  94610


Ron Carey Campaign

c/o Nathaniel Charny

Cohen, Weiss & Simon

330 W. 42nd Street

New York, NY  10036

Bradley T. Raymond

Finkel, Whitefield, Selik, Raymond,

  Ferrara & Feldman

32300 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200

Farmington Hills, MI  48334


Martin Wald

Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis

1600 Market Street, Suite 3600

Philadelphia, PA  19103

Randy Olsen

November 25, 1996

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Re:  Election Office Case No. P-1247-LU70-CSF




A pre-election protest was filed pursuant to Article XIV, Section 2(b) of the Rules for the 1995-1996 IBT International Union Delegate and Officer Election (“Rules”) by Randy Olsen, a member of Local Union 70.  Mr. Olsen alleges that his employer, UPS, allows “select employees to wear Hoffa-Mack campaign buttons on their uniforms while working out in public.”  The protester contends that the employer forbids other employees from wearing campaign buttons, in violation of the Rules.


UPS responds that it enforces a policy of prohibiting all employees who wear a uniform and interact with the public from wearing campaign buttons on their uniforms.


Adjunct Regional Coordinator Victoria Chin investigated the protest.


Randy Olsen

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The protester presented no evidence to support his allegation.  The protester has also failed to participate in the investigation.


Accordingly, the protest is DENIED.


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

Victoria Chin, Adjunct Regional Coordinator