any significant problems in connection with the lists." Id., par. 1. As evidenced by the Statement of Reasons, the Secretary's conclusions regarding the March 1989 election results are fully supported by her factual investigation, are entirely rational and are not contrary to law.
Possible Irreparable Injury/Hardships/Public Interest
Defendant further argues that plaintiff McGee should be denied injunctive relief that would install him in office because he can be recompensed for his lost wages and that greater harm would occur to the incumbents if they are unnecessarily displaced at this time.
Defendant's arguments are specious. McGee and the other candidates were elected by their fellow union members and those members are entitled to the administration and leadership that they elected. Denial of the installation of the membership's duly elected leaders outweighs any hardship that the incumbents might suffer; and the injury to the membership can not be remedied by a simple monetary award to McGee and the other individual candidates. See Kupau v. Yamamoto, 622 F.2d 449, 457 (9th Cir. 1980). Finally, enforcement of election results properly evaluated and approved by the Secretary of Labor promotes the purpose and goal of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act -- to correct "shocking abuses" in union self-governance and "to establish procedural safeguards for the conduct of union elections, and for the exercise of candidacy and voting rights by union members." See Shelley v. Brock, 253 U.S. App. D.C. 382, 793 F.2d 1368, 1371 (D.C.Cir. 1986): Usery v. Local U. No. 639 Intern. Bro. of Teamsters, 177 U.S. App. D.C. 222, 543 F.2d 369, 375-376 (D.C.Cir. 1976), cert. denied, 429 U.S. 1123, 97 S. Ct. 1159, 51 L. Ed. 2d 573.
In accordance with the findings of this Court,
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:
1. Within ten days from the date of this Order, James McGee shall be installed as National President of the National Alliance of Postal and Federal Employees; Charles Denson shall be installed as National First Vice President of the National Alliance of Postal and Federal Employees; Ernstine Taylor shall be installed as President of District V of the National Alliance of Postal and Federal Employees; and Anna Bell shall be installed as President of District IX of the National Alliance of Postal and Federal Employees;
2. Defendant, its agents, employees and representatives are enjoined and restrained from interfering with the foregoing installations.
In accordance with the Court's order consolidating the hearing for a preliminary injunction with a hearing on the merits of the case, the injunctive relief granted herein is permanent and this order is final.
DATE October 31, 1989
JUDGMENT ORDER-October 31, 1989, Filed
In accordance with the Court's order of October 10, 1989 and with its Memorandum and Order Re Motion for Injunctive Relief, it is hereby ORDERED that judgment be entered in favor of plaintiff Elizabeth Dole, Secretary of Labor, and plaintiff-intervenor James M. McGee and against defendant National Alliance of Postal and Federal Employees in the above-entitled case.
DATE October 31, 1989