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Office of the Election Supervisor for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters

              April 30, 1999




Ken Faulk

April 30, 1999

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Ken Faulk

23319 Whispering Willow

Spring, TX 77373


J.D. Potter

Rural Route 2, Box 651

Decatur, TX  76234


Thomas M. Burnette, Secretary-Treasurer

Teamsters Local Union 19

223 Wood Street

Grapevine, TX 76051


Lora Frascone, Business Agent

Teamsters Local Union 19

223 Wood Street

Grapevine, TX 76051


Tom Beck, Shop Steward

Teamsters Local Union 19

223 Wood Street

Grapevine, TX 76051


Aaron Belk

6502 Poplar Corner

Walls, MS  38680

Charlie Gardner Campaign Headquarters

3224 Highway 67 East

Suite 105

Mesquite, TX 75150


Doug Mims

1645 Brantford Drive

Tucker, GA  30084


James L. Hicks Jr., P.C.

P.O. Box 560388



Paul Alan Levy, Esq.

Public Citizen Litigation Group

1600 20th Street NW

Washington, DC  20009


Patrick J. Szymanski, General Counsel

International Brotherhood of Teamsters

25 Louisiana Avenue

Washington, DC  20001

Ken Faulk

April 30, 1999

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Re:  Election Office Case Nos. SR-15-LU19-BCD




Ken Faulk

April 30, 1999

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Ken Faulk, a member of Local Union 19, 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 J.D. Potter, President of Local 19, Lori Frascone, Business Agent for Local 19 and Tom Beck, shop steward for Local 19 at Southwest Airlines.  The protester alleges that Ms. Frascone and Mr. Beck, at the apparent direction of Mr. Potter, refused to allow supporters of any candidate other than Charlie Gardner to post campaign material on the union bulletin boards at the Southwest Airlines facility in Houston.


The protest was investigated by Election Officer Representative Barbara C. Deinhardt.


The Election Officer Representative contacted Ms. Frascone on April 28. Without admitting that any improper exclusion of materials took place, Ms. Frascone gave her assurance that the situation “had all been taken care of” and that the shop steward, who retains custody of the key to the bulletin boards, had been instructed as to the proper policy and would take appropriate action on April 29.  On April 30, the Election Officer Representative advised the protester that the alleged violation has been remedied.


The protest is therefore considered RESOLVED.


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

Barbara C. Deinhardt, Esq.