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Office of the Election Supervisor for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Information for IBT Members and Employers Concerning Campaign Access to Employer Parking Lots

This section contains important information for IBT members and employers regarding the rules governing access to employer parking lots for campaigning by candidates for IBT convention delegate or alternate delegate and candidates for IBT international office.

Article VII, Section 12(e) of the 2020-2021 Rules grants members and candidates the limited right of access to employer parking lots where employees park their vehicles, for the purpose of distributing campaign literature and soliciting support from IBT members as they enter and leave work; the United States District Court has issued an Order enforcing this right.

For the 2020-2021 IBT International Delegate and Officer Election, the Election Supervisor has designated Bruce Boyens as the Parking Lot Access Coordinator.  If members or campaigns encounter issues obtaining campaign access to parking lots covered by this provision, they should contact Mr. Boyens directly at

So that the Parking Lot Access Coordinator can be effective in resolving issues, members needing assistance should gather the following information before contacting him:

  • Street address of the employer’s facility where the access problem has occurred;
  • Name and phone number of the facility’s manager, labor relations official, or supervisor, or, if such information cannot be obtained, name and phone number of the staff member or security guard who barred or interfered with campaign access.

The documents posted in this section explain in greater detail the parking lot access rule under Article VII, Section 12(e).

Selected Election Supervisor Protest Decisions Involving Employer Parking Lot Access Rights