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Office of the Election Supervisor for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters


              August 27, 1998




Ken Mee

August 27, 1998

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Ken Mee

42356 Greenbrier Park Drive

Fremont, CA  94538


Bob Carr, Secy. - Treas.

Teamsters Local Union 624

1371 Neotomas Avenue

Santa Rosa, CA  95405


Hoffa Slate

c/o Patrick J. Szymanski, Esq.

Baptiste & Wilder

1150 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Suite 500

Washington, DC  20036


Chuck Mack, Secy. - Treas.

Teamsters Local Union 70

70 Hegenberger Road

Oakland, CA  94621


Robert Kirkpatrick

9352 Candlelight Street

Apple Valley, CA  92308

James P. Hoffa

2593 Hounds Chase

Troy, MI  48098


Bradley T. Raymond, Esq.

Finkel, Whitefield, Selik,

  Raymond, Ferrara & Feldman

32300 Northwestern Highway

Suite 200

Farmington Hills, MI  48334


Thomas W. Leedham Campaign Office

Post Office Box 15877

Washington, DC  XXX-XX-XXXX


Arthur Z. Schwartz, Esq.

Kennedy, Schwartz & Cure

113 University Place

New York, NY  10003


Ken Mee

August 27, 1998

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Re:  Election Office Case No. PR-233-LU624-PNW




Ken Mee, a member of Local Union 287 and a candidate for International vice - 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”) against Chuck Mack, secretary - treasurer of Local Union 70 and a candidate for International vice - president, and Local Union 624.  Mr. Mee alleged that improper campaigning occurred at a shop steward seminar held in Petaluma, California, on August 8, 1998.


Ken Mee

August 27, 1998

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  The Election Officer, finding that the withdrawal effectuates the purpose of the Rules, permits the protest to be WITHDRAWN.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


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, 444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 445, Washington, DC  20001, Facsimile

(202) 624-3525.  A copy of the protest must accompany the request for a hearing.






Michael G. Cherkasky

Election Officer




cc:              Kenneth Conboy, Election Appeals Master

Christine Mrak, Regional Coordinator