IBT Election Timeline

Summer-Fall 2014
 
Take Back Our Union forms to unite Teamster members who oppose concessions and want to rebuild Teamster Power by electing new International Union leadership in 2016.

November 7-9, 2014

Campaign Summit: Special training held at TDU Convention for members who want to learn how to run for delegate, build a local campaign committee, and be an active part of a national campaign.

Early 2015

The Election Supervisor will be appointed to oversee the entire process and decide all pre-election protests. The updated Election Rules will issue for the 2015-2016 delegate and IBT officer elections. See www.IBTVOTE.org for the 2011 Rules and other information.

June-August 2015

Accreditation Petition Drive to collect some 50,000 signatures, spread out over five regions, to officially “accredit” a coalition slate of candidates. Accredited candidates get access to the Teamster magazine and the entire Teamster
membership list.

September-October 2015

Accredited Candidates get to publish campaign pages in the Teamster magazine which is mailed to all members, and four additional times over the next year. In October, the Election Supervisor will publish a list of dates and election plans for local union delegate elections to be held January-March 2016.

January-April 2016

Convention Delegate elections held in almost all local unions These elections are overseen by the Election Supervisor. The winners have the power to officially nominate candidates at the Teamster Convention so members have a choice
in the election.

June/July 2016

IBT Convention in Las Vegas. The entire IBT Constitution will be up for review and amendment. Nominations for General President, Secretary Treasurer and all Vice Presidents and Trustees. Five percent of delegates from the relevant region, and overall, are needed to nominate candidates.

October 2016

Mailing of ballots to all Teamster members.

November 2016

Counting of ballots for all International officer positions.

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