April 29, 2013
SETH D. HARRIS, Acting Secretary of Labor, United States Department of Labor, Plaintiff,
NATIONAL EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES ASSOCIATION, Defendant.
BENJAMIN B. WAGNER, United States Attorney, GLEN F. DORGAN, Assistant United States Attorney, United States Courthouse Fresno, Attorneys for Plaintiff SETH D. HARRIS, Acting Secretary of Labor, U.S. Dept. of Labor
ANTHONY W. ISHII, Senior District Judge.
On November 18, 2011, Plaintiff Hilda L. Solis, United States Secretary of Labor, brought an action pursuant to Title IV of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Action of 1959 (as amended), 29 U.S.C. Sections 481-483, (the "Act") against Defendant National Emergency Medical Services Association ("NEMSA"), for an order directing the Defendant to conduct an election for the offices of Vice President, Treasurer, California Bay Area Regional Director 1, California Valley Regional Director, California Bay Area Regional Director 2, Southern California Regional Director, and Northeast Regional Director under the supervision of the Plaintiff.
On July 11, 2012, the parties entered into a Stipulation of Settlement by which they agreed, that (1) Defendant would hold an election for the officers, including nominations, for the positions of Vice President, Treasurer, California Bay Area Regional Director 1, California Valley Regional Director, California Bay Area Regional Director 2, Southern California Regional Director, and Northeast Regional Director under the supervision of the Plaintiff.in November 2012, (2) Upon completion of the election, the Secretary would certify to the Court the names of the persons so elected, and (3) upon approval of such certification, the Court shall enter a Judgment declaring that such persons have been elected as shown by such certification.
By Order dated November 9, 2012, the deadline to complete the supervised election for the offices of Vice President, Treasurer, Valley Regional Director, Bay Area Regional Director 1, Bay Area Regional Director 2, Eastern States Regional Director, and Southern California Regional Director was extended from November 2012 to January 31, 2013.
On April 24, 2013, the Secretary certified, pursuant to Section 402(c) of the Act (29 U.S.C. Section 482(c)), that the following named candidates have been duly elected to the offices designated:
Accordingly, the Court hereby ORDERS that judgment be entered as follows:
A. The Certification of Election dated April 24, 2013, is approved.
B. The following named candidates have been elected to their respective offices, in accordance with the terms of the parties' Stipulation of Settlement, to serve terms of three (3) years, commencing upon installation of the officers by NEMSA:
C. Each party shall bear its own costs, fees and expenses.
IT IS SO ORDERED.