Compulsory unionism and corruption go hand-in-hand.
posted on 03/28/2002 9:10:29 AM PST
Well, I won't get into the details of this article, but it's not surprising that the Teamsters are willing to deal with Bush. The Teamsters went over to the Republicans when Robert Kennedy mounted his vendetta against Jimmy Hoffa, which was supposedly an anti-corruption crusade. But how were the Teamsters more corrupt than any of the other unions.
Then clinton screwed them over again, again on the pretence of controlling corruption--but in fact acting more corruptly than any previous teamsters had ever done. So as soon as it was safe to do so, it's not surprising that Jimmy Hoffa Jr. went back to the Republicans.
Labor has long connections with the Democrats. But many of the rank and file are social conservatives. They don't necessarily follow their leaders in supporting abortion and perversion.
posted on 03/28/2002 9:19:26 AM PST
To: Elle Bee
I think you have a somewhat more jaundiced view of the IRB than this writer.
Private crime organizations are always preferable to government ones. Get rid of the IRB. Or sic it on AFSCME. It is the most corrupt union in the country.
posted on 03/28/2002 10:03:04 AM PST
It's not ANWR. There are only about 7,000 Teamsters in Alaska, and none of them work in oil fields.
What a insanely stupid statement!
He's basically saying, "Hoffa doesn't want Teamster oil-drilling jobs in Alaska because there are none there."
posted on 03/28/2002 10:28:43 AM PST
I wish the Unions were back with organized crime being away from the mob makes them look too respectable.
posted on 03/28/2002 11:26:42 AM PST
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