Also, if you want to get a better idea of what happened at this year's Teamsters convention, you can read the convention Proceedings at
Those pdf files (made from paper copies that are placed on each delegate's chair the next morning) are written transcriptions of whet happened each day inside the convention hall.
The most interesting and revealing parts would be nominations for candidates for the Teamsters General Executive Board. Those happened shortly after the convention opened, on the mornings of Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
At past conventions, also interesting was debate on proposed amendments to the Teamsters constitution. But at this 2011 convention, neither the incumbents nor the challengers proposed any major or controversial amendments.
The final most interesting parts of the convention Proceedings that you can read about, are the Friday morning acceptance speeches by candidates who were sucessfully nominated for General President and General Secretary-Treasurer the previous evening. Although sometimes the allotted speaking time is pooled, so that only the GP candidates speak.
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