Office of Labor-Management Standards
Buffalo District Office
130 South Elmwood Avenue, Suite 510
Buffalo, NY 14202-2465
Telephone: (716) 842-2915
Facsimile: (716) 842-2901
December 4, 2009
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RE: Steelworkers, Local Union 9535
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On June 30, 2009, you sent a letter to Kenric Michel, Senior Investigator, Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS), Washington District Office. In that letter you were protesting the April 30, 2009 election of officers held by your local union, Steelworkers, Local 9535.
Prior to filing your protest with OLMS, you filed an internal protest with your union as required by your constitution and bylaws. As a result of the internal protests filed, your union conducted a new election, which culminated with the ballot tally on July 31, 2009. The union’s decision to have this new election was made before you filed your complaint with OLMS.
As a result of that election taking place, OLMS will not be taking any action on your June 30, 2009 complaint in accordance with the provisions of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA) in that the new election conducted by your union would have remedied any violations that may have occurred in the original April 30, 2009 election. As you have been previously advised, if you do not believe that the new July 31, 2009 election was properly conducted, you must first protest that election internally before filing a complaint regarding that election with OLMS.
If you have any questions on this matter, please contact me.
Joseph S. Wasik