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Office of the Election Supervisor for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters



December 11, 1998




Chuck Mack

December 11, 1998

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Chuck Mack, President

Teamsters Joint Council 7

250 Executive Park Boulevard

Suite 3100

San Francisco, CA 94134


Bob Blanchet

3853 Dryden Road

Fremont, CA 94555


Hoffa Slate

c/o Patrick J. Szymanski, Esq.

Baptiste & Wilder

1150 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Suite 500

Washington, DC 20036


Arthur Z. Schwartz, Esq.

Kennedy, Schwartz & Cure

113 University Place

New York, NY 10003

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


Tom Leedham Campaign Office

P.O. Box 15877

Washington, DC 20003

Chuck Mack

December 11, 1998

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Re:  Election Office Case No. PR-382-LU287-EOH




Chuck Mack, secretary-treasurer of Local Union 70, president of Joint Council 7, 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 Bob Blanchet, a member of Local Union 287 and an IBT International Representative, alleging that on Thursday, October 29, 1998, Mr. Blanchet improperly removed the campaign literature of Mr. Mack and of James P. Hoffa, a candidate for general president, from the break room at the Airborne Express facility in Santa Clara, CA. 




Chuck Mack

December 11, 1998

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  The Election Officer, finding that the withdrawal effectuates the purpose of the Rules, permits the protest to be WITHDRAWN.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