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Jimmy Hoffa, on Michigan: “We’re Going to Have a Civil War”

December 12, 2012 2 comments

Yes, this is the same elegant creature who screeched about “taking out” Tea Party “son-of-a-bitches” [sic] at a presidential event last year. In case you’d forgotten, both the White House and the DNC conspicuously declined to repudiate his vituperation at the time. Now Jimmy Hoffa, Jr. has taken his anger mismanagement show to CNN, seething about an incipient “civil war” in Michigan:



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Jimmy Hoffa, president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, said Tuesday he expects Michigan unions and lawmakers to break out into “civil war” after the state legislature passed right-to-work bills that would weaken unions’ power. “This is just the first round of a battle that’s going to divide this state. We’re going to have a civil war,” Hoffa said on CNN’s Newsroom.





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“What they’re doing is basically betraying democracy,” he told CNN’s Brooke Baldwin. “If there’s any question here, let’s put it on the ballot and let the people of Michigan decide what’s good for Michigan.” Proponents of the legislation say it gives workers more freedom, while opponents say a less robust union presence will negatively affect workers’ rights. Hoffa also argued that those who don’t pay union dues will be considered “free riders,” as they’re getting the same benefits from union representation without the cost.


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Jimmy Hoffa’s Driver Says He Was Buried In Cement Foundations Of GM Headquarters

December 26, 2011 1 comment

Jimmy Hoffa’s Driver Says He Was Buried In Cement Foundations Of GM Headquarters

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Pat Dollard ^ | 12/25/11 | Daily Mail

Posted on Monday, December 26, 2011 1:43:02 AM by Nachum

The disappearance of Teamsters union boss Jimmy Hoffa remains one of America’s most enduring mysteries.

But now, nearly four decades after Hoffa vanished, his driver has claimed he knows where he is buried – and how he got there.

Marvin Elkind said Hoffa was killed by a mob enforcer and buried in the foundations of the towering General Motors’ HQ in Detroit, Michigan.

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Jimmy Hoffa and Feds Scheme to Control Teamsters

October 13, 2011 2 comments

Fred Gegare, who is challenging Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa in elections this month to head up the transport union, says that Hoffa and the US government are colluding to control the union by the use of intimidation.

If true, the allegations could mean that 50 years of work trying to rid unions of mob influence has come to an end.

Hoffa and the Justice Department, says Gegare, have abused a decades-old consent decree, “which was once used to remove mobsters two decades ago, [but] is now being used to target [Hoffa’s] critics” through a “rogue investigative unit set up by the decree.”

The result, according to…..


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Jimmy Hoffa junior: everything that is wrong with the Labor Movement � Coach is Right

September 19, 2011 1 comment

Jimmy Hoffa junior: everything that is wrong with the Labor Movement � Coach is Right

Jimmy Hoffa junior: everything that is wrong with the Labor Movement � Coach is Right:

Calling Americans “Sons of Bitches” and threatening to “take us out” is entirely in line with the low rent character of Jimmy Hoffa junior.

Having been raised at the knee of a criminal who specialized in extortion theft and betrayal of those who depended on him, Hoffa is a rotten apple who did not fall far from the poison tree.

Since his rise to power…………….

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Hoffa Does Not Speak for Working Americans

September 9, 2011 Leave a comment

Henry Ford, the creator of the United States’ affluent working middle class, identified Mr. Hoffa as what he is decades before Hoffa’s birth:

A spokesman who does not work in the shop, who does not work in any shop, whose sole ambition perhaps is never again to have to work in a shop, is usually the “bargainer,” and it is from what he says or does that many employers draw their opinion of the men in the shop (Ford Ideals, 1922).

…Mr. Hoffa also accused the Tea Party of “waging a war on workers,” which reinforces Ford’s advice that workers need to identify their friends and enemies very carefully. Again per Ford Ideals (1922):

It is a truth which every American workman ought to know is that 95 percent of the agitation which they see around them does not grow up out of the working people, but it comes down through hired agitators from the would-be capitalistic rulers who want to use the workmen themselves to break down the very industries on which the workmen depend, in order that then the workmen may be thrown on their tender mercies.

The agenda of Mr. Hoffa’s friend Barack Obama includes the wholesale destruction of high-wage jobs exactly as Ford has described. Mr. Obama, and not the Tea Party, has declared war on the coal industry and therefore on miners who, unlike Mr. Hoffa, actually perform blue-collar work and earn good pay for doing it. Mr. Obama’s running mate Mr. Biden backed this up by saying openly that he wanted no new coal plants in America, but only in China — where they will supply cheap energy with which Chinese manufacturers can take even more jobs away from working Americans.

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Carney Passes On Opportunity To Rebuke Teamsters President Hoffa (video)

September 6, 2011 1 comment

White House press secretary Jay Carney was asked by ABC’s Jake Tapper to give a response to Teamsters President James Hoffa‘s controversial comment at yesterday’s union rally in Detroit, Michigan in which President Obama also attended…………………………………………………..



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After Jimmy Hoffa Calls for War on Tea Party Movement, Barack Obama Forgets What He Said in Tucson

September 6, 2011 Leave a comment

After Jimmy Hoffa Calls for War on Tea Party Movement, Barack Obama Forgets What He Said in Tucson

After Jimmy Hoffa Calls for War on Tea Party Movement, Barack Obama Forgets What He Said in Tucson:

Can’t remember what Barack Obama said when he spoke in Tuscon, Ariz., at the Jan. 12 campaign rally disguised as a memorial service to honor the people killed in Tucson four days earlier?

You’re not alone. After hearing AFL-CIO President Jimmy Hoffa call for war on the Tea Party Monday, the president seemed as if he had forgotten his words, too.

Those words, by the way, surface at the 1:01:19 mark of the video below:


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Tea party group to Hoffa: Resign!

September 5, 2011 3 comments

Tea party group to Hoffa: Resign! Matthew Boyle – The Daily Caller 28 mins ago

After Teamsters union president Jimmy Hoffa, Jr. called for a “war” against Republicans and tea partiers on Monday, one tea party group is calling for the union leader to resign.

“Calls to violence can never be acceptable in this civil society,” the Rockford, Illinois tea party group said in a statement. “Hoffa’s remarks were made in an introduction to Obama speaking to Auto Workers and Unions in Detroit and this sort of angry, hateful, call to violence should be repudiated by the President with a call from the President to ask Hoffa to resign his very public position of influence.”

While warming up a Labor Day crowed in Detroit before a speech by President Obama, Hoffa Jr. said unions need to pick a fight with tea partiers and congressional Republicans.

“President Obama, this is your army,” Hoffa Jr. declared. “We are ready to march. Let’s take these sons of bitches out and take America back to where America we belong.”

The Rockford tea party called Hoffa’s comments “incendiary and dangerous.”

“If even one member of the Tea Party is harmed by anyone after Hoffa’s call to violence, then Hoffa should be held accountable by the Justice System and Charged appropriately,” the group said.

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