Office of the Election Supervisor for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Watch the Video of the Candidates Forum

The IBT Officer Candidates Forum was held at the National Press Club on August 25, 2016.  Fred Zuckerman, candidate for IBT General President and Ken Hall, candidate for IBT General Secretary-Treasurer answered questions posed by a panel of journalists and submitted by Teamster members around the country.  Members viewed the Forum live on C-SPAN, and on the Teamsters web page and Facebook page.

The IBT Officer Candidates Forum may be viewed in the Candidate Videos section of or on the Election Supervisor’s vimeo page, to specific question segments are also available at both sites.

A written transcript of the Candidate Forum is also available. 

You may also watch the C-SPAN recording of the forum at


 The Office of the Election Supervisor is conducting the secret ballot election for these International Brotherhood of Teamsters International Officers:   General President, General Secretary-Treasurer, three (3) International Trustees, seven (7) International Vice Presidents At-Large, three (3) Eastern Region International Vice Presidents, four (4) Central Region International Vice Presidents and two (2) Southern Region International Vice Presidents.  In October, all members of the IBT will receive a mailing that will allow them to mark and return their secret ballot vote by mail.  The secret ballots will be returned to a post office box controlled by the Office of the Election Supervisor, and the count is planned to start on Monday, November 14, 2016.   If you do not receive your secret ballot by October 17, 2016 you should contact the Office of the Election Supervisor to request a ballot.

To watch the nomination acceptance speeches of candidates for General President and General Secretary-Treasurer from the 29th IBT International Convention click on the Candidate Videos link.

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