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Office of the Election Supervisor for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters

              January 8, 1999




Denis J. Taylor

January 8, 1999

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Denis J. Taylor

273 Thelma Avenue

Glen Burnie, MD 21061


Joseph Rockstroh

1387 Woodbine Road

Woodbine, MD 21797


Tom Leedham Campaign Office

P.O. Box 15877

Washington, DC 20003


Arthur Z. Schwartz, Esq.

Kennedy, Schwartz & Cure

113 University Place

New York, NY 10003


Tom Sever, Acting General


International Brotherhood of Teamsters

25 Louisiana Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20001

David L. Neigus

Acting General Counsel

International Brotherhood of Teamsters

25 Louisiana Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20001


Ken Paff

Teamsters for a Democratic Union

7435 Michigan Avenue

Detroit, MI 48210


Paul Alan Levy, Esq.

Public Citizen Litigation Group

1600 20th Street, NW

Washington, DC 20009

Denis J. Taylor

January 8, 1999

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Re: Election Office Case No. PR-375-LU355-EOH




Denis J. Taylor, president of Local Union 355, 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 fellow Local Union 355 member Joseph Rockstroh.  Mr. Taylor alleges that Mr. Rockstroh distributed copies of an official IBT publication entitled the Teamster Warehouse News at the same time that he was distributing campaign literature in support of the Tom Leedham “Rank and File Power” Slate, in violation of the Rules.


Denis J. Taylor

January 8, 1999

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On January 7, 1999, the Election Officer received a letter from Mr. Taylor in which he expressed a desire to withdraw the 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  The Election Officer, finding that the withdrawal effectuates the purpose of the Rules, permits the protest to be WITHDRAWN.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 (1) 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