What does he have to say about the slaughter of his union membership? I couldn't imagine the Teamsters allowing most of our work to be lost to non-union shops!!! Time will tell...I guess....
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Wow...Jimmy's got great wifi reception from under Giant Stadium! Or was it under that farmhouse in Fenton? He's as spread out and forgotten as the jobs in West Palm are about to be.
"There are simply no public figures today who so challenge the elite business and government establishment and so champion the working class as Jimmy Hoffa did almost daily and with arrogance."
-- Jimmy Hoffa
"I've said consistently that no employer ever really accepts a union. They tolerate the unions. The very minute they can get a pool of unemployment they'll challenge the unions and try to get back what they call managements prerogatives, meaning hire, fire, pay what you want."
"In the old days all you needed was a handshake. Nowadays you need forty lawyers."
"But because we are financially solid, because we do have an organization that is equipped to handle any situation that comes in front of us, we are successful in getting from the employers what are members want and need without strikes."
"He's not just the most powerful man in labor," Robert Kennedy had said in the wake of Hoffa's announcement; "he's the most powerful man in the country, next to the President."
- Jimmy Hoffa
Nobody in this country respects what's weak. You believe me!
If you see a beggar on a corner, with his hat in his hand, nobody respects him.
Dress the same man up, give him an air of dignity, and he can command respect.
The same thing applies to this union.