Office of the Election Supervisor for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Watch the Video of the Candidates Forum

The Teamsters 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.  

You can watch the C-SPAN recording of the forum at or on the Election Supervisor’s vimeo page,   

A link to a recording of the entire Forum, and to the separate question segments, will be posted soon on


 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 mid-October 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.

On August 25, 2016, the Election Supervisor will conduct the International Officer Candidate Forum in Washington, and the event will be streamed live on the internet.   Candidates will be asked questions directly by journalists and IBT members.  For more information on viewing and participating in the forum please click on the “Candidates Forum” button below.