Oh Deer! Banished Teamster Boss Pleads Guilty to…Poaching?
Let’s see if we can summarize this: So far, Slawson, Jr., stands accused of embezzlement, rum running (or something like that), racketeering and, now, has pleaded guilty to being a Bambi butcher?
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Dog Bites Man. Man Bites Back: The UAW’s King made Michigan’s Right-To-Work bed.
As union bosses–like Teamsters’ boss Jimmy P. Hoffa–begin to see their financial coffers dwindle next year, they shouldn’t blame Republicans for Michigan’s “civil war.”
It was the UAW’s Bob King who fired the first shot.
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Book: Mafia Hit-Man & Teamster Boss Helped Joe Biden Become U.S. Senator
The book I Heard You Paint Houses came out in 2003, so it’s been gathering some dust on a number of bookshelves around the country for quite some time. The book’s title, according to Amazon, comes from the first words infamous Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa ever spoke to Frank “the Irishman” Sheeran. To paint a house is to kill a man. The paint is the | Read More »
Shedding the Light on the SEIU: Were it not for the internet, you might never know about America’s most notorious union
Prior to the beating of Kenneth Gladney, the Service Employees International Union (or SEIU) flew under the public’s radar. Many Americans’ had never heard of then-SEIU boss Andy Stern and his merry band of purple goons*. Since the Gladney beating, however, the SEIU has earned the reputation once held by such notorious unions as the once mafia-controlled Teamsters or Longshoremen. Now, with the internet replacing the | Read More »
#NewTone Sign Language For A Jimmy Hoffa Speech
Cross-Posted: TobyToons.com (Conservative Political Cartoons)
From civility to ‘barbarians’ and ‘SOBs’ and the Reverend Wright ‘I didn’t hear it’ defense
President Obama, on yet another taxpayer-funded reelection campaign junket — this one billed as a preview of his upcoming big jobs speech, called for a bipartisan response to his latest plan amidst extreme partisan rhetoric. Before Obama took to the podium, Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa set the tone with profane, violent and partisan rhetoric: We got to keep an eye on the battle that we | Read More »
Teamsters’ Vegas Convention Calls for CEO Prosecutions & Union Pension Bailout
Despite the bribery scandals, the dancers, and the jokes about the millions of their members’ dues that Teamster bosses spent in Las Vegas last week at the union’s 28th international convention, delegates did accomplish one thing of note: The delegates passed a resolution that, among other things, calls for a “financial rescue package for struggling union pensions” (also known as the $165 billion union pension bailout). Following last | Read More »
Criminalizing Conversation: Unions using the Department of Labor to chill employer speech
This may be a bit wonky, but if you are a union-free, private-sector employer with two or more employees, there’s something sinister coming down the pike from Washington that you’ll probably want to know about. Any day now, the union-controlled Department of Labor will be issuing new rules interpreting a little-known 1959 law called the Landrum-Griffin Act (officially, the Labor-Management Reporting & Disclosure Act). A | Read More »