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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
OFFICE OF LABOR-MANAGEMENT STANDARDS
WASHINGTON, DC 20210

DETERMINATION
Determination of a Complaint Filed under Title IV
of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959

On March 7, 2011, the Secretary of Labor received a complaint alleging violations of Section 401 of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA), in the regularly scheduled election of officers conducted on November 24, 2010, by Teamsters Local 325 in Rockford, Illinois.
Pursuant to Sections 402 and 601 of the LMRDA, the Department of Labor conducted an investigation. The investigation disclosed that Local 325 failed to provide adequate safeguards in that members were not afforded sufficient time to participate in the election and an unknown number of duplicate ballots were mailed to a post office box in Los Angeles, California instead of the post office box in Rockford, Illinois. In addition, Local 325 failed to maintain nomination meeting records and duplicate ballot request records for one year following the election.
Apprised of these findings, Teamsters Local 325 agreed to conduct new nominations (if necessary) and a new election of officers under the supervision of the Secretary of Labor, in accordance with Title IV of the LMRDA. The agreed upon remedial election was concluded on October 22, 2011. It is, therefore,
DETERMINED, that there is probable cause to believe that violations of Title IV of the LMRDA occurred which may have affected the outcome of the election conducted by Teamsters Local 325 on November 24, 2010, but that these violations have been remedied by the new election, conducted in accordance with Title IV of the LMRDA, under the supervision of the Secretary of Labor, on October 22, 2011.
Therefore, civil action under Section 402(b) of the LMRDA to set aside the election conducted on November 24, 2010 is not warranted.
Signed this 30th day of November, 2011.
Patricia Fox Chief, Division of Enforcement
U.S. Department of Labor Office of Labor-Management Standards Division of Enforcement Washington, DC 20210
(202) 693-0143 Fax: (202) 693-1343

November 30, 2011
Dear The enclosed Determination represents the Department's final disposition of the matter mentioned therein.
Sincerely,
Patricia Fox Chief, Division of Enforcement
Enclosure
U.S. Department of Labor Office of Labor-Management Standards Division of Enforcement Washington, DC 20210
(202) 693-0143 Fax: (202) 693-1343

November 30, 2011 Mr. Richard Thompson, Secretary-Treasurer Teamsters Local 325
5533 11th Street Rockford, Illinois 61109 Dear Mr. Thompson: The enclosed Determination represents the Department's final disposition of the matter mentioned therein.
Sincerely,
Patricia Fox Chief, Division of Enforcement
Enclosure
U.S. Department of Labor Office of Labor-Management Standards Division of Enforcement Washington, DC 20210
(202) 693-0143 Fax: (202) 693-1343

November 30, 2011
Mr. James P. Hoffa, General President International Brotherhood of Teamsters 25 Louisiana Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20001
Dear Mr. Hoffa:
The enclosed Determination represents the Department's final disposition of the matter
mentioned therein.
Sincerely,
Patricia Fox Chief, Division of Enforcement
Enclosure