Department of Labor Clears SAG-AFTRA, Won’t Order Vote Rerun

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Reprinted from Deadline Hollywood by David Robb on January 14, 2020.

After a lengthy investigation, the US Department of Labor has found no basis for setting aside the recent SAG-AFTRA presidential election, in which Gabrielle Carteris defeated Matthew Modine and three other candidates.

The DOL’s ruling thus ends one of the most contentions elections in the union’s history, though Adam Nelson, who was Modine’s campaign manager, has vowed through his attorney “to challenge the Department’s decision to the fullest extent possible under the law.”

In a statement Tuesday SAG-AFTRA said:

“We are grateful for the thorough review conducted by the Department of Labor regarding the unfounded challenges to our election process. In its decision to deny the request for a rerun of the election, the Labor Department has affirmed the integrity of our elections process and confirmed that the challenges were meritless. With all challenges now completed and dismissed, the election of Gabrielle Carteris is final. We are pleased that our thoughtful and carefully structured and administered elections process has been affirmed.” …

Deadline Hollywood 1/14

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