WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International Brotherhood of Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa, General Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall, International Vice Presidents At-Large, International Trustees and International Vice Presidents in the Eastern, Southern and Central Regions were elected Friday night in the 2016 Election of International Union Officers, according to unofficial results provided by the Office of the Election Supervisor. International Vice Presidents in the Western and Canadian Regions were elected by acclimation at the 2016 International Convention in June.
"This was a hard-fought campaign and a historically close election," Hoffa said. "Though we have many challenges before us, now is the time to join together as brothers and sisters and stand strong against those who would destroy the labor movement and deny worker's the gains they have struggled to achieve. We will continue to lead the fight to organize the unorganized, ensure strong health care, good wages, a secure retirement and holding employers and politicians accountable." Hoffa first took office following his victory in December 1998 and was re-elected in 2001, 2006 and 2011. By winning this week, Hoffa is elected to another five-year term that will begin in mid-March 2017. Hoffa and Hall pledged to continue the progress the Teamsters have made in national bargaining, organizing and political action. "2017 will be a watershed year for Teamsters and for this nation," Hall said. "The Teamsters Union will continue to be a force for change and will lead our nation in efforts to improve the lives of working families." The unofficial vote results can be viewed at www.ibtvote.org. In addition to Hoffa and Hall, the 2017-2022 International Brotherhood of Teamsters General Executive Board members are: