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Office of the Election Supervisor for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Proposed Election Rules Are Open for Member Comments

The IBT elects its International Officers every five years and the 2020-2021 election cycle is about to start.

The election process starts by proposing Election Rules to be adopted by the IBT’s General Executive Board.  These proposed rules are substantially the same as the rules that governed the International Officer elections in 2015-2016 and earlier cycles.  Under these rules, local unions will elect delegates to the 30th IBT Convention in June 2021, where candidates for International Office will be nominated.  The election for contested International Officer positions will be decided by every-member balloting in Fall 2021.  You are invited to comment on the proposed 2021 Rules.  A guide to the differences between the 2021 Rules and the 2016 Rules is available at HERE.

The deadline for submitting comments is March 13, 2020.  The Election Supervisor will consider comments submitted and propose final rules for the IBT GEB to adopt.  You may obtain a copy of the proposed 2021 Rules in pdf form HERE or by calling or writing to the address listed below.

Please submit comments in writing to the Election Supervisor, either at the address listed below or by email to  Written comments concerning the proposed 2021 Rules must be received by 5:00 pm (eastern daylight time) on March 13, 2020.

The Election Supervisor expects to begin administering the 2021 Rules as of May 1, 2020, regardless of whether formal approval is complete.  

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