Thursday, July 07, 2011
Must See Teamster Convention T.V.
I was humbled, and honored when asked by our Whip, GCC/IBT Local 241M President, John (Jack) Noone, if I would like to address the Convention and make the motion * to adopt the Resolution making Iranian Bus Driver and President of the Tehran Bus Workers Union, Mansour Osanloo an Honorary Teamster for the inhumane treatment he suffered at the hands of the Iranian government for attempting to found a democratic trade union for his fellow bus drivers. When it was mentioned in the resolution that Brother Mansour has been released from prison, the convention body erupted in applause.
*(pgs. 36-37 of day two's proceedings)