U.S. Labor Department Sues to Overturn Local 41 Election

The US Department of Labor (DOL) has gone into federal court to overturn the Kansas City Local 41 election held last November, and have the DOL conduct a rerun. 

DOL_thumb.jpgThe DOL complaint charges that numerous members were denied the right to vote due to an improper printing of the return ballot envelopes; hundreds of ballots were returned back to members. Additionally, Local 41 allowed a post on the union’s closed Facebook page supporting the incumbents, but when a candidate for secretary treasurer, Richard Hall, submitted a rebuttal post, they refused to post it.

Both challengers for President, George Gardner and Keith LaCroix, filed post-election protests with Joint Council 56 last November, and they were denied. Both then filed a complaint with the DOL, which investigated and in May the DOL sued demanding a rerun.

If the Local Union doesn’t agree to a rerun, then a federal trial will be held. A rerun election conducted by the DOL is very likely, but it could be delayed by the trial schedule.

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  • Bruce Swearingen
    commented 2018-06-15 11:16:16 -0400
    HOFFA A name to live in labor INFAMY
  • David Thayer Sr.
    commented 2018-06-14 06:26:38 -0400
    Hoffa had the win in his back pocket,and whybin the hell is canada allowed to vote in our elections when they are not in This country.of course their pensions were never in jeopardy only ours and hoffa knew he would lose if it was just this country voting.hoffa is a thief,a crook and must be kicked out of our union,he hgv as brought shame and disgust and dishonesty.i hope he goes to prison,pay back for stealing our pension money
  • Todd Hurd
    commented 2018-06-14 00:14:05 -0400
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