Read the new statement from Teamsters United on the 2016 election, the vote in Local 804, and what's next in the campaign to beat Hoffa-Hall.Read more
TDU members and other reform Teamsters have taken the issues to Teamster Conventions for nearly 40 years – and won major gains for all Teamster members. This ten-minute video shows reformers speaking “truth to power” from 1981 through 2006 (when the video was produced).Read more
Teamster members are building a campaign to vote out Hoffa-Hall and elect the Teamsters United Slate. Upcoming Convention Delegate elections are the critical next step in the campaign.Read more
General President candidate Tim Sylvester thanks supporters and talks about what's next for the campaign in a new video from Teamsters United. TDU is re-posting Teamsters United's video.Read more
The Election Supervisor has tallied the petition signatures and officially accredited the Teamsters United Slate.
Teamsters United will get a free mailing to 1.3 million members in the form of campaign ads or “Battle Pages” in the next issue of the Teamster Magazine.Read more
Grassroots volunteers collected more than 63,000 signatures to successfully accredit Teamsters United as the official candidates against Hoffa-Hall. What’s next for the movement to win new leadership and a new direction in the Teamsters?Read more
Volunteers are collecting 50,000 signatures to accredit Tim Sylvester and Teamsters United as the slate running against Hoffa-Hall in 2016.Read more
With the August 15 deadline closing in, Teamster volunteers are picking up the pace in the drive to collect 50,000 signatures to accredit Tim Sylvester and the Teamsters United Slate.Read more
May 20, 2015: The campaign to elect the next General President of the Teamsters Union is on.
Time for Bold Leadership
April 13, 2015: The rules for the 2015-2016 Teamster election for IBT General President and officers, and for delegates from each local are now available on line.
Richard Mark, who served as the independent Election Supervisor in the 2006 and 2011 IBT elections, will again supervise the 2015-2016 elections of delegates from all local unions to the IBT Convention, and the IBT Election of officers in 2016.
Mark will supervise a national staff to handle the election, communicate with members, and investigate all protests filed. The rules go into effect on May 1; there is a comment period and they may be modified in minor ways.
Unlike local union officer elections, the Rules, protests and appeals are not handled by incumbent union officials, but by the Election Supervisor.
The Election Supervisor’s website has other information, including past protest decisions, a map to indicate the regional staff who will investigate protests after the Rules go into effect, and an election timeline.
An Election Appeals Master will be appointed as well (jointly appointed by the U.S. Attorney and the IBT) to settle any appeals of protest decisions made by the Election Supervisor.
The Election Agreement and Order signed by Judge Loretta Preska details these matters.
If you questions on the rules or the process, contact us at info [at] tdu.org or call (313) 842-2600