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Office of the Election Supervisor for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters

              May 12, 1999




Doug Mims

May 12, 1999

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Doug Mims

1645 Brantford Drive

Tucker, GA 30084


Gaylon Meals, President

Teamsters Local Union 217

Hamilton Mills Shopping Center

Jackson, TN 38305


Billy D. Cullen, President

Teamsters Local Union 480

P.O. Box 100230

Nashville, TN XXX-XX-XXXX


Dave Hodgin, President

Teamsters Local Union 327

P.O. Box 60312

Nashville, TN 37206


Pete Bennett, President

Teamsters Local Union 667

796 East Brooks Road

Memphis, TN 38116

Aaron Belk

6502 Poplar Corner

Walls, MS 38680


Charlie Gardner Campaign Headquarters

3224 Highway 67 East, Suite 105

Mesquite, TX 75150


Paul Alan Levy, Esq.

Public Citizen Litigation Group

1600 20th Street NW

Washington, D.C. 20009


James L. Hicks Jr., P.C.

2777 N. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 1100



Patrick J. Szymanski, General Counsel

International Brotherhood of Teamsters

25 Louisiana Avenue

Washington, D.C. 20001

Doug Mims

May 12, 1999

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Re:  Election Office Case No. SR-22-MG




Doug Mims, a member of Local Union 728 and a candidate for Southern Region 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”).  The protester alleges that the Notice of Election was not posted at four identified locations.  Based on that limited showing, the protester requested a “class-wide remedy” to address lack of posting throughout the Southern Region.

Doug Mims

May 12, 1999

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The protest was investigated by Regional Coordinator Maureen Geraghty.


The investigation found that each of the local unions identified in the protest had submitted affidavits attesting that the Notice of Election had been posted.  The investigator contacted each identified local and secured an agreement to check bulletin boards and to repost any missing notices.  Regarding local unions other than those identified in the protest; the Election Office obtained affidavits, shortly after distributing the Notice of Election, attesting that the Notice had been posted.  Thus, there is no evidence of violations, much less a “class” of violations requiring broad relief. 


The investigator discussed these findings with the protester’s counsel and the protester thereafter withdrew the charge.


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

Maureen Geraghty, Regional Coordinator