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Office of the Election Supervisor for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters

November 19, 1998




Joe Carbone

November 19, 1998

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Joe Carbone, Shop Steward

Teamsters Local Union 854

811 W. Merrick Road

Valley Stream, NY 11580


Maureen Hopkins, President

Teamsters Local Union 854

811 W. Merrick Road

Valley Stream, NY 11580


Bradley T. Raymond, Esq.

Finkel, Whitefield, Selik,

  Raymond, Ferrara & Feldman

32300 Northwestern Highway

Suite 200

Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Joe Curcio

Consolidated Bus Company

5381 Kings Highway

Brooklyn, NY 11203


Hoffa Slate

c/o Patrick J. Szymanski, Esq.

Baptiste & Wilder

1150 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Suite 500

Washington, DC 20036


James P. Hoffa

2593 Hounds Chase

Troy, MI 48098

Joe Carbone

November 19, 1998

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Re:  Election Office Case No. PR-390-LU854-NYC




An anonymous person claiming to be a member of Local Union 854 filed a pre-election protest pursuant to Article XIV, Section 2(b) of the Rules for the 1995-1996 International Union Delegate and Officer Election (“Rules”) against Joe Carbone.  Mr. Carbone is a Local Union 854 shop steward.  The protester alleged that he received a telephone call from

Mr. Carbone soliciting his vote for James P. Hoffa and the Hoffa Unity Slate (“Hoffa Slate”).  Mr. Hoffa is a candidate for general president.  Mr. Carbone admits that he made phone calls on behalf of the Hoffa Slate but denies that his actions violated the Rules.


The protest was investigated by New York City Protest Coordinator Barbara C. Deinhardt.


Joe Carbone

November 19, 1998

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Mr. Carbone does not dispute that he made a number of calls for the purpose of soliciting votes for the Hoffa Slate.  He specifically denied, however, that he made any statements or conducted himself in any way which might be considered intimidating.  In the anonymous letter, the protester states only that Mr. Carbone’s telephone call was “intimidation.”  No other evidence was provided.  In the context of Mr. Carbone’s denials, the anonymous letter is insufficient to   sustain the protest.


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, 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