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Election Appeals Master Issues Final Decision Regarding 2016 Election


(WASHINGTON) – Judge Kathleen Roberts, the Election Appeals Master, yesterday issued her final decision, denying the election appeals which sought a rerun of the Election of International Union Officers that was conducted in 2016. The decision brings closure to the process and reaffirms the re-election of General President Jim Hoffa and General Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall and the election of International Vice Presidents and International Trustees.

“Workers are under attack as never before,” Hoffa said. “It’s time to join together and move forward united. We must devote our full attention and resources to fighting those who would do our members harm.”

The election was initially certified by Election Supervisor Richard Mark on February 16, 2017.

“Our members are focused on winning strong contracts in 2018 at UPS and in the freight industry,” Hall added. “Our priorities remain focused on moving forward and building a stronger union.”

“This decision addresses appeals of two decisions by the Election Supervisor,” Judge Roberts wrote in her Oct. 31, 2017 decision. “The appeals are denied and the decisions of the Election Supervisor are affirmed.”

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