(C) VIOLATION: Section 610, LMRDA


1. Threats of physical violence by Allan Darr against Wayne Plumb and his entire family.


Section 610 of the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) makes threats of violence for the purpose of interfering with or preventing the exercise of any right guaranteed by LMRDA unlawful.


Business Manager candidate Wayne Plumb exercised his lawful right to protest the 2002 union election. Plumb followed a lawful exhaustion procedure, initiated by filing a protest with the Executive Board of Local 302 on September 19, 2002.


On Friday, October 25, 2002 at 6:30 a.m., Plumb received a phone call from Sergeant Kemp of the Alaska State Troopers informing Plumb that a threat of physical harm was made against him. The threat was reported by a member of Local 302 in Fairbanks who attended the union meeting on Wednesday, October 23, 2002 at 8:00 p.m.


The threat was made by the newly-elected business manager, Allan Darr, who asked that any recording devices be turned off at the meeting. Darr made threats of physical violence against Wayne Plumb, his wife, four kids and against Plumb's elderly parents. Darr attempted to incite the attending members into a violent mood by stating that Wayne Plumb was placing the union's finances into harms way with his election protest. Wayne has a protected right to protest the 2002 election.


A case file has been prepared by the Alaska State Troopers in their investigation of the incident. The name of the member who reported the incident is being withheld in the event of further intimidation or retaliation by Allan Darr. Plumb and his family have had to take necessary steps to ensure their safety.


Wayne Plumb, at the urging of the United States Department of Labor in Washington, DC, has contacted the following authorites to report the specific threats of violence made by Allan Darr against Plumb and his family:


1) Fairbanks, Alaska Police Department

2) Bothell, Washington Police Deaprtment

3) Anchorage, Alaska Police Department

4) Washington State Patrol

5) Federal Bureau of Investigation

6) U.S. Justice Department for the Western District of WA

7) U.S. Department of Labor; Seattle and Washington, DC



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