On October 6, 2016, the Office of the Election Supervisor (“OES”) mailed ballots for the International Officer election to all members of the IBT in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Be a voter in the election for the top officials of your Union. Watch for your secret ballot in the mail. When you receive it, follow the directions to cast your own vote and mail your secret ballot yourself using the postage-prepaid envelope. The secret ballots will be returned to a post office box controlled by OES, and the count is planned to start on Monday, November 14, 2016.
If you do not receive your secret ballot by October 17, 2016 contact OES to request a ballot. The toll-free number for OES is 844-428-8683.
OES is independent of the IBT. Every member of the Union may cast a secret ballot vote in the International Officer election and determine independently how to vote. OES protects the secrecy of every voter in the International Officer election.
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 www.ibtvote.org or on the Election Supervisor’s vimeo channel, https://vimeo.com/channels/1145270. Links 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 https://www.c-span.org/video/?414344-1/teamsters-union-candidates-face-debate.