Extraordinary things happen when Teamsters get together. That was evident throughout the 29th International Convention of the Teamsters Union in June and July. More than 1,600 delegates and 4,000 retirees and guests from across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico gathered to reflect on our union’s successes since the last Convention in 2011. At the Convention, we charted a course for the future of our union, heard from some amazing guest speakers and performers, and celebrated the unity of the Teamster family. One of the most significant things we accomplished was increasing strike benefits.