Sean O'Brien was recently elected General President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, seen here during a monthly meeting of the Teamsters Local 25 in Boston, where he has served as president in recent years. This was the first meeting of the Local since the election results were announced. Union members in attendance, some who had come in from out of state, were happy and congratulatory. O'Brien won the election over previous president James P. Hoffa-endorsed candidate Steve Vairma. O'Brien ran with Fred Zuckerman, who is President of the Teamsters Local 89 in Louisville, Kentucky. The Local 25 represents approximately 12,000 members in the greater Boston area and the entire International union represents approximately 1.2 million members.

Thanks to Alex for calling me for the assignment for the Wall Street Journal!

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