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Office of the Election Supervisor for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters

              December 5, 1996





Doreen May

December 5, 1996

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Doreen May

Teamsters Local Union 166

18597 Valley Boulevard

Bloomington, CA  92316


Lloyd Ring

Price Club

12700 Day Street

Moreno Valley, CA  92553


Ralph Ferri

865 W. Mirada Road

San Bernardino, CA  92405

John T. Stephens, Corporate Counsel

Price Costco

4455 Mornea Boulevard

San Diego, CA  92117


Mark Spedding, Mgr. of Labor Relations

Price Costco

999 Lake Drive

Issaquah, WA  98027

Doreen May

December 5, 1996

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Re:  Election Office Case No. P-1310-LU166-CLA




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 Doreen May, a member of Local Union 166.  Ms. May alleges that Lloyd Ring, an assistant warehouse manager working in Price Costcos Moreno Valley store, prohibited employees from posting campaign material on union-employee bulletin boards and wearing campaign buttons. 


This protest was investigated by Regional Coordinator Dolly M. Gee.


Doreen May

December 5, 1996

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In a letter dated December 4, 1996, Price Costco agreed that its Moreno Valley facility would allow its employees to wear campaign buttons and to post campaign materials on the union/employee bulletin boards through the end of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters election process, which is anticipated to end on December 11, 1996.  Thus, Price Costco has agreed to permit all IBT members to wear campaign buttons and to post campaign materials on union-employee bulletin boards to the extent mandated by the election Rules.


Accordingly, this protest is 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, 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

Dolly M. Gee, Regional Coordinator