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James Hoffa

After 25 Years, Federal Oversight Of Teamsters Comes To An End

AP | Posted 02.18.2015 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge in New York has approved an agreement between the Teamsters union and the Department of Justice that ends the government's 2...

The Ballot Box Is the Great Equalizer for Workers

James P. Hoffa | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

American workers are facing significant challenges. Whether it's low pay, a system that favors corporations over citizens, a gender wage gap, the effects of unfair trade or a voting system that hampers the most disadvantaged among us, these problems are real. But will those affected the most bother to do something about it?

Living Wage Now!

James P. Hoffa | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

Hard-working Americans from coast-to-coast have stood up to their corporate bosses in the trucking, warehouse, fast-food and retail sectors. They are demanding fair treatment. And the battle has just begun.

Dave Jamieson

What Romney 'Wants To Annihilate' | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The way Teamsters President James P. Hoffa sees it, GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney would be happy if an already weakened Amer...

Carnage and Crime In Mexico Offer More Reasons to Keep Unsafe Trucks Off U.S. Roads

James P. Hoffa | Posted 04.22.2012 | Business
James P. Hoffa

NAFTA was supposed to eliminate trade barriers among Canada, Mexico and the U.S. But Mexico has clearly failed to do what the deal requires it to. If a violent drug war isn't an impediment to trade, I don't know what is.

WATCH: Breitbart Tells Unions To 'F**k Off' At Tea Party Convention

Posted 12.01.2011 | Chicago

Andrew Breitbart helped kick off the Chicago Tea Party's TeaCon 2011 Convention in suburban Schaumburg Friday night -- and had some harsh words for un...

Amanda Terkel

Republicans Fundraising Off Of Teamster's Tea Party Remark | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) is raising money off of a labor leader's remarks telling union members to go out and...

Global Capitalism Is Destroying the Middle Class, Say the Global Capitalists

James P. Hoffa | Posted 07.06.2011 | Business
James P. Hoffa

Some of the most trusted institutions in the world are finally awakening to the dangers of unrestrained global capitalism.

Walker's Political Theater, Brought to You By the Koch Brothers

James P. Hoffa | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will be among friends today when he testifies before the House Oversight Committee. Nearly half the Republican committee members receive funding from the notorious union-busters, Charles and David Koch.

Billionaires' Coordinated Scheme to Ax Your Pay

James P. Hoffa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

Don't be fooled by the misleading propaganda created by billionaires and corporations for the politicians they've purchased. These proposals have nothing to do with the right to work. They're all about forcing people to work for less.

Put an End to Sweatshops on Wheels

James P. Hoffa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James P. Hoffa

The Clean Ports Act is the singular and simplest solution to 'green' this blue-collar workforce and eliminate the sweatshops on wheels that have plagued a critical U.S. industry for too long.

Biden Dances the Tough Dances

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

With occasional blind spots aside, Biden's policy breadth is impressive compared to virtually anyone else on the Obama team. Only Bob Gates comes close to Biden's versatility -- and even there, Biden wins hands down.

FedEx Drivers Aren't Pilots

James P. Hoffa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James P. Hoffa

The Teamsters aren't laughing at FedEx's crude hostility toward union workers. FedEx Express pretends to be an airline because it wants to preserve the special favor it received from Congress 14 years ago.

Jimmy Hoffa Mystery Could Be Buried With Giants Stadium

AP | DAVID PORTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — As the story goes, former Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa has attended every event at Giants Stadium since 1976, buried in a ...

The Grecian Formula

James P. Hoffa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James P. Hoffa

Goldman Sachs reportedly used derivatives and other intricate financial transactions to move debt off Greece's books while making exorbitant profits.

Goldman Sachs Driving YRC Trucking Into Bankruptcy, Hoffa Says | Pierre Paulden and Shannon D. Harrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Dec. 17 (Bloomberg) -- International Brotherhood of Teamsters President James Hoffa said Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is creating derivatives trades that ...

Bloomberg and Booker Agree: We Need Cleaner Trucks at Our Ports

Rich Kassel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Rich Kassel

The mayors teamed up with Teamsters President James P. Hoffa to endorse federal legislation that would enable ports around the nation to adopt local green-growth programs to reduce air pollution.

Should Mexican Trucks Be Allowed Throughout U.S.?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

The recent release of a Transportation Departments inspector general's office government audit has brought to a head, once again, an issue which ignites deep feelings and loyalties in the best people.

Card Check Is Not the Solution for Pension Mismanagement

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

The union promise of jobs and better wages is deeply alluring, but their mechanism to securing them, so-called "card check," is fundamentally flawed.

John McCain: No Friend of the American Worker

James P. Hoffa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

This is the same John McCain who's been kicking the crap out of American workers for the last 26 years. He voted to cut overtime. He voted against extending unemployment benefits.

Seth Colter Walls

Hoffa: Dems Need To Take The Gloves Off, Or Some Union Votes Will Go To McCain | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Add James P. Hoffa to the growing list of Obama supporters rooting for tougher attacks against Republicans at the convention tonight. "We've got to st...