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Office of the Election Supervisor for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters

IBT Officer 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 view the forum here by clicking on the picture below. For a full-screen view, place your cursor on the picture to view the control bar and click the icon at the right end of the control bar. If you would like to view the video directly from the Vimeo host page, where you may download a copy, please click the link below each video.


IBT Officer Candidates Forum
August 25, 2016
National Press Club, Washington, DC

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Transcript of Candidate Forum


2016 Candidates Forum Video Segments

Segment 1: Forum Introduction by Mr. Burr, Moderator

Segment 2: Mr. Zuckerman’s Opening Statement

Segment 3: Mr. Hall’s Opening Statement

Segment 4: Mr. Burr’s question to Mr. Hall: Where is Mr. Hoffa? Why he is not here with us?

Segment 5: Mr. Rose’s question to Mr. Zuckerman on the IBT leaving the AFL-CIO, and the IBT working with other unions.

Segment 6: Ms. Atkins’ question to Mr. Hall on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP); If TPP passes Congress, what would you do to protect the membership from the perils of TPP?

Segment 7: Mr. Meyerson’s question to Mr. Zuckerman on pension fund problems past and future.

Segment 8: Mr. Rose’s question to Mr. Hall on branching out to organize new industries.

Segment 9: Ms. Atkins’ question to Mr. Zuckerman on strengthening contracts and the types of contracts he would pursue.

Segment 10: Mr. Meyerson’s question to Mr. Hall on the 2016 American Presidential Election.

Segment 11: Mr. Rose’s question to Mr. Zuckerman on end of the 1989 Consent Decree and new requirements going forward.

Segment 12: Ms. Atkins’ question to Mr. Hall on why membership participation in the IBT election is “tuned out.”

Segment 13: Mr. Meyerson’s question to Mr. Zuckerman about the “next generation” of labor law reform.

Segment 14: Question from IBT Local 630 member to Mr. Hall on IBT corruption.

Segment 15: Question from IBT Local 639 member to Mr. Zuckerman on putting newly-organized members into pension plans.

Segment 16: Question from IBT Local Union 377 member to Mr. Hall on the national leadership being out of touch with the members?

Segment 17: Question from IBT Local Union 177 member to Mr. Zuckerman on TDU support.

Segment 18: Question from an IBT member submitted via text message to Mr. Hall about UPS contracts.

Segment 19: Mr. Burr’s question to Mr. Zuckerman on the Central States Pension Fund.

Segment 20: Mr. Burr’s question to Mr. Hall on the IBT’s endorsement of Portman over Strickland for U.S. Senate in Ohio.

Segment 21: Question from Local Union 988 member to Mr. Zuckerman on the extension of the YRC Memorandum of Understanding and rebuilding the teamsters’ power in freight.

Segment 22: Mr. Rose’s question to Mr. Hall on solutions to the pension funding crisis.

Segment 23: Ms. Atkins’ question to Mr. Zuckerman on what he would do to boost the power of labor unions.

Segment 24: Mr. Meyerson’s question to Mr. Hall on how he would get “new mobile workers” into the Teamsters

Segment 25: Mr. Hall’s Closing Statement

Segment 26: Mr. Zuckerman’s Closing Statement

Segment 27: Closing Comments by Mr. Burr, Moderator