(The Center Square) – Nelson Medina, an employee at a transportation company in Wilmington, California, has asked the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, D.C., to review a regional director’s dismissal of his objection to a mail ballot election conducted at his workplace by Teamsters Local 848 officials.
Medina filed his Request for Review with the board with free legal aid from the National Right to Work Foundation. He argues that the combined number of ballots affected by alleged voter disenfranchisement and ballot solicitation may be enough to invalidate the election results Teamsters officials won.
Medina, who works at Savage Services, is alleging that a potentially fraudulent mail ballot election pushed by Teamsters officials resulted in them gaining monopoly bargaining power in his workplace. He points to “significant evidence” that suggests that union officials manipulated ballots by mail to illegally solicit ballots, and other flaws in the election process led to voter disenfranchisement.
According to the brief, at least 12 of Medina’s colleagues never had their votes counted because of U.S. Post Office errors and the NLRB regional office. He also describes how a union lawyer had “access to the tracking numbers for two of the ballots” that were originally considered late, “indicating unlawful vote harvesting by union officials.”
The NRWF is asking the NLRB to order a hearing and to rerun the vote.