HEREIU Agrees to Schedule June Elections for Chicago Local Now in Trusteeship

Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees International Union

    CHICAGO, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees
 International Union (HEREIU) today agreed to set an election schedule that
 would permit the election in June, 2001 of HERE, Local 1 officers and
 delegates to the International Convention in anticipation of the dissolution
 of the International Trusteeship imposed on November 29, 1999.
     The HEREIU's agreement to a preliminary injunction order came in the wake
 of the United States District Court's denial this morning of the
 International's motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by two HERE, Local 1
 members seeking to dissolve the trusteeship by May 29, 2001 so that the 14,000
 members of the Local could be represented at the July 15, 2001 International
 Convention of HEREIU.  In today's order, the United States District Court
 retained jurisdiction to hold further hearings on May 30, 2001 if the HEREIU
 General Executive Board votes in May, 2001 to extend the trusteeship beyond
 eighteen months, the period a trusteeship is permitted to go unchallenged
 under federal labor law.
     Former President Terrence Maloney and Former Secretary Scott Schneider,
 who both immediately announced their candidacies as officers and delegates in
 the June election, hailed the United States District Court's decision as a
 major victory for all of the members of the Local.  "After nearly seventeen
 months of trusteeship, we are anxious to return local control of this union to
 its members," Maloney said.
     Schneider, who has been heavily involved in the very successful riverboat
 organizing campaign in Illinois and Indiana conducted by HERE, Local 1, said,
 "This is a great opportunity to demonstrate how well we have represented our
 membership and how we are prepared to move this Union forward."
     For further information, contact Edward M. Hogan or Patrick E. Deady,
 Hogan, Marren & McCahill, Ltd., 205 North Michigan Avenue (312-946-1800).
 
 

SOURCE Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees International Union
    CHICAGO, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees
 International Union (HEREIU) today agreed to set an election schedule that
 would permit the election in June, 2001 of HERE, Local 1 officers and
 delegates to the International Convention in anticipation of the dissolution
 of the International Trusteeship imposed on November 29, 1999.
     The HEREIU's agreement to a preliminary injunction order came in the wake
 of the United States District Court's denial this morning of the
 International's motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by two HERE, Local 1
 members seeking to dissolve the trusteeship by May 29, 2001 so that the 14,000
 members of the Local could be represented at the July 15, 2001 International
 Convention of HEREIU.  In today's order, the United States District Court
 retained jurisdiction to hold further hearings on May 30, 2001 if the HEREIU
 General Executive Board votes in May, 2001 to extend the trusteeship beyond
 eighteen months, the period a trusteeship is permitted to go unchallenged
 under federal labor law.
     Former President Terrence Maloney and Former Secretary Scott Schneider,
 who both immediately announced their candidacies as officers and delegates in
 the June election, hailed the United States District Court's decision as a
 major victory for all of the members of the Local.  "After nearly seventeen
 months of trusteeship, we are anxious to return local control of this union to
 its members," Maloney said.
     Schneider, who has been heavily involved in the very successful riverboat
 organizing campaign in Illinois and Indiana conducted by HERE, Local 1, said,
 "This is a great opportunity to demonstrate how well we have represented our
 membership and how we are prepared to move this Union forward."
     For further information, contact Edward M. Hogan or Patrick E. Deady,
 Hogan, Marren & McCahill, Ltd., 205 North Michigan Avenue (312-946-1800).
 
 SOURCE Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees International Union