Hoffa defends his statement

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 Teamsters President James Hoffa defends jobs speech while in Seattle

From MyNorthwest.com: “Everybody here’s gotta vote. If we go back and keep the eye on the prize…Let’s take these SOBs out and give America back to America,” Teamsters President James Hoffa said in a speech on Monday.
Hoffa told 97.3 KIRO FM’s Ross and Burbank Show on Friday he does not regret what he said in Detroit.  “Since I’ve made that comment, my phone has been ringing off the hook. Everybody is saying keep it on, we need more of that. Even the airline pilot the other day when I flew out said ‘Keep it up, you’re doing a great job.’ We need more of that. We need people talking about the issues.”
Hoffa is in Puyallup on Friday to help grocery warehouse workers at the Fred Meyer Distribution Center get a new contract.  After hearing about longshoremen who stormed rail cars at the Port of Longview early Thursday morning as part of a labor dispute, Hoffa said you can’t blame all unions for one isolated incident.
Unions are the reason why we have a middle class in this country. We’re the ones that gave you the 40 hour work week and paid vacations. If it wasn’t for unions, none of that would exist. So you can’t be diluted by some incident here and say that’s some kind of reflection on the whole labor movement.”
Hoffa said it’s rally time and he’s trying to wake up voters to the frustrations the Tea Party and Republicans are causing for President Obama.  “I’m going to make a prediction. The program that he announced yesterday with regard to putting people back to work, a program to address our heavy unemployment in our country, they’re going to destroy that,” he said.
Referencing actions taken in Wisconsin, Hoffa said the Teamsters will do whatever they can to try to stop the Tea Party. “We’re going to target them because guess what? They’re targeting us.”
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  1. Teamsters’ Hoffa Made $300,000 in 2010
    By Matt Cover
    September 7, 2011
    (CNSNews.com) – International Brotherhood of Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa Jr. was paid a base salary of $294,285 in 2010, according to the labor union’s financial disclosure forms.
    Hoffa made headlines on Labor Day with comments calling union members part of President Obama’s electoral “army” who will “beat the Tea Party and give this country back to workers and America.”
    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/teamsters-hoffa-made-300000-2010

     
  2. Hey, can we blame Hoffa and the Teamsters for being spolied thugs? Think so.

     
  3. about time someone said what has to be said, u go hoff!!

     
    • ah tony, did you miss Skippy’s civility memo?
      With the thuggery coming from the unions, you better hope your buddy doesn’t end up like his dad.

       
  4. % of Americans who belong to unions: 10
    “A review of historical Gallup Poll data shows that represents a decrease from the 1940s and 1950s, when roughly one in six belonged to a union. Current polling shows that union membership is higher among government workers than among private-sector or nonprofit employees.”
    http://www.gallup.com/poll/18217/americans-labor-unions.aspx
    Go ahead, Hoffa. Bash the American people, but remember this: We outnumber you by 9 to 1.

     
  5. Tony, Hoffa could disappear same as his dad.

     
  6. Union member is unhinged…warning, vulgar language

     

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