So, tell me. Who was the last former Teamster president to not end up being a felony convict? Every single Teamster president since the Cagney era has been convicted of felonies, right? Hope Hoffa can keep his nose clean and be your first leader to stay out of jail!
you get nowhere sweet talking these shameless trucking company executives...in my nearly 32 yrs as a Teamster,I've seen how despicable these companies can be ...sometimes you gotta fight dirty as hell to win a fight...millions in this country have enjoyed great prosperity due to the sacrifice of union members...and this country has prospered due to the middle class being such an intregal & driving force within the American & world economy...I believe the union movement will gain momentum as soon as the Bushevik regime fades away...
That post was not too smart. If I was a union trucker, why would I care if my president was a bad guy or a good guy. As long as he gets me good pay, benefits, working conditions, job security and pension, who cares what he does or how he spends my dues. Thats the problem on this board...........no one knows what a union is all about!
Unions as a whole get bad rep and it's well deserved. Truckers unions are good and necessary because it's basically skilled labor.. but laborer's unions are set up to pay idiots $23.50 an hour to stand around with a shovel, and they're glad to get fired because they'll just go to another job and make $23.50 an hour. Need a vacation? Just ask to be "laid off", then sign back up in 2 weeks. This isn't fiction, this is what goes on every day at power plants (read, ppl)and construction sites. Now... Teamsters union... ok .. but it's hard to seperate between the two.