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DVD Recording of IBT Officer Candidates Forum

Dear Brothers and Sisters;

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. Copies of the Candidates Forum, in DVD format are available by request to any member, or group of members, for viewing or copying.

The Candidates Forum DVDs may be signed out at our office to any interested members and must be returned to the Local Union no later than three days after borrowing. The DVDs will be maintained and available at Local Union No. 464 at all times through November 14, 2016.

Alternatively, the Forum in its entirety can be viewed in the Candidate Videos section of or on the Election Supervisor’s vimeo page,  Links to separate question segments will be added to the IBT Officer Candidates Forum section of the Candidate Videos tab as soon as they are available. The C-SPAN recording of the forum is also available for viewing at

Exercise your democratic right to vote in the International Officer election. Educate yourself about the candidates, learn about the issues, make an informed choice and cast your secret ballot.

Ballots must be received at the Election Supervisor’s post box by 9:00 am on the morning of November 14th in order to be counted.

If you have not received your ballot by now, or if you need a replacement ballot, call the Election Supervisor at (844) 428-8683.


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For 35 years I have been a Teamster and a Dairyworker, I was a young kid needing a job in tough economic times. I found a place to work and make a living, I learned to work together with others having varying and different backgrounds than my own.

Much has changed for me personally and professionally, I got married to my beautiful wife of almost 25 years and we have raised two amazing children, both of whom are presently studying abroad. Both of my children were recipients of Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Funding.

So much of my success I can credit to having a well paying union job. The Teamsters have been a great union for me, negotiating strong collective agreements that held good wage and benefit packages as well as the cornerstone beliefs of seniority and workers’ rights. The Teamsters gave me a good wage and a voice.

I have always been an active Teamster, and now I sit on Local 464's Executive Board.

There can be a great degree of personal feelings when the word union is mentioned, but so often I look at professional associations and realize the name may be different, but the thought is the same...strength in numbers.

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