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Office of the Election Supervisor for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Ibarra, 2021 ESD 146


for the



IN RE: MICHAEL IBARRA,                     )           Protest Decision 2021 ESD 146

                                                                       )           Issued: September 26, 2021

Protestor.                                           )           OES Case No. P-173-091721-FW



Michael Ibarra, member of Local Union 848, filed a pre-election protest pursuant to Article XIII, Section 2(b) of the Rules for the 2020-2021 IBT International Union Delegate and Officer Election (“Rules”).  The protest alleged that Toyota Logistics Services violated the parking lot access provision of the Rules by limiting access to the TSA-secure area of its Long Beach CA facility.


Election Supervisor representative Bruce Boyens  investigated this protest.


            After clarification of the terms of access, the protestor was able to campaign in the secure area, under terms applicable to all campaigners.


            By email dated September 22, 2021, the protestor requested to withdraw the protest.  Concluding that withdrawal is consistent with the purposes of the Rules, we deem this protest WITHDRAWN.


Any interested party not satisfied with this determination may request a hearing before the Election Appeals Master within two (2) working days of receipt of this decision.  Any party requesting a hearing must comply with the requirements of Article XIII, Section 2(i).  All parties are reminded that, absent extraordinary circumstances, no party may rely in any such appeal upon evidence that was not presented to the Office of the Election Supervisor.  Requests for a hearing shall be made in writing, shall specify the basis for the appeal, and shall be served upon:


Barbara Jones

Election Appeals Master


Copies of the request for hearing must be served upon the parties, as well as upon the Election Supervisor for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, all within the time prescribed above.  Service may be accomplished by email, using the “reply all” function on the email by which the party received this decision.  A copy of the protest must accompany the request for hearing.


                                                                  Richard W. Mark

                                                                  Election Supervisor

cc:        Barbara Jones

            2021 ESD 146









Bradley T. Raymond, General Counsel

International Brotherhood of Teamsters


Edward Gleason


Patrick Szymanski


Will Bloom


Tom Geoghegan


Rob Colone


Barbara Harvey


Fred Zuckerman


Ken Paff

Teamsters for a Democratic Union


Scott Jenkins

Michael Ibarra


Teamsters Local Union 848

Eric Tate


Jeffrey White

Toyota Logistics Services


Michael Miller


Deborah Schaaf


Bruce Boyens


Jeffrey Ellison