Election Supervisor Issues Election Rules

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

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