James Hoffa, head of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, said that Big Labor is looking past Charlotte to the bigger prize in November. “Union leaders are not going to let it diminish our efforts past the convention,” Hoffa told POLITICO.

“We did scale back at this convention, and it didn’t have anything to do with the venue. We were a little upset about that to begin with,” AFL-CIO head Richard Trumka said. “But here’s what we started thinking — we have 140,000 union members in North Carolina. We thought they deserve everything. Workers in this state deserve more rights than they are getting. So us coming here is a chance for us to do that.”
Unions ready to move past Charlotte - Anna Palmer - POLITICO.com