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Office of the Election Supervisor for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Dietrich & Johnson, 2021 ESD 178


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IN RE: KELLY DIETRICH and                )           Protest Decision 2021 ESD 178

      MICHAEL JOHNSON,                         )           Issued: November 7, 2021

                                                            )           OES Case No. P-206-110521-SO

Protestors.                                          )



Kelly Dietrich and Michael Johnson, members of Local Union 657, 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 Frank Perkins, principal officer of Local Union 657, violated the Rules by permitting a sergeant-at-arms to distribute campaign material at a local union membership meeting. 


The meeting in question occurred October 10, 2021.  The incident that is the subject of this protest was also the subject of the protest in Case No. P-184-101221-SO, in which Michael Johnson, protestor here, was also a protestor.  We denied that protest in Norris & Johnson, 2021 ESD 174 (November 4, 2021), issuing a revised decision denying the protest in 2021 ESD 177 (November 7, 2021).


We DISMISS the protest in the instant case as untimely filed and moot, in light of the decision in Norris & Johnson.


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 178








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

Kelly Dietrich


Michael Johnson


Teamsters Local Union 657

Frank Perkins


Dolores Hall


Jeffrey Ellison