Jimmy Hoffa & His Hypocritical War On Union Workers

Teamsters Union President Jimmy Hoffa was interviewed on CNN yesterday following Governor Rick Snyder's signing of Michigan's 'Right To Work' legislation into law. This is the same legislation that gives workers the right to join a labor union or not. One would think all Democrats would be all in favor of a worker's right to choose.

He also Tweeted the beginning of what he called a civil war in Michigan:

But it's more than that. Jimmy Hoffa wages a war against his own union workers.

According to the Department of Labor's report from January 2012 the average Union worker makes $48,776. Would anyone like to know how much money Hoffa makes? According to Since those considered to be in the top 1% of income earners in America make roughly $343,000, Hoffa is clearly, by all the Democrat rhetoric, well within the class of "greed," as he earned nearly $294,285 in 2010 and on top of that, another $78,204 in "benefits and other compensation." So Mr. HOffa garnered close to $400,000 in 2010 alone. How many of you Union people are getting that? This doesn't take into account the hundreds of thousands they siphon off to political candidates.

So how does Hoffa respond to the amount of money that he makes off the backs of hard working Americans who make roughly 8 times less than he does? Christian Hartsock asked him and here's his response:

“Well, I think, the answer is we got to have more taxes on people," he said. "I think we ought to raise the taxes on the rich people in this country. And I think everybody should do that. And I think we should have more taxes. And let’s make sure that everybody has equality of sacrifice and we should be paying more taxes just like Warren Buffet.”

"Equality of sacrifice?" Seriously? This sounds Marxist to me. But notice that in his mind he is after the "rich people," completely oblivious to the fact that he is one of them, at least by modern reports he is. On top of that he is calling for the workers to go against the politicians who, in this case, are actually doing something that is in the best interest of the workers, not the Unions.

Michael Ware poignantly asks,

"If unions are to protect workers from exploitation by greedy business men, why exactly do they need political power? More importantly, if they have political power, who will protect the worker from the union?"

The Detroit News reports:

In the past five years, pink slips have descended upon tens of thousands of union workers in Michigan, while others have seen their health care and pension benefits gutted and wages frozen or cut.

But in many cases, labor's pain stops at the union hall door.

During the toughest economic times for organized labor in decades, union leaders are more likely to keep their jobs and get raises than the members they serve. A Detroit News analysis of U.S. Department of Labor data revealed a growing pay divide between labor bosses and the rank and file who pay their salaries with their dues.

Hoffa and the other Union bosses don't want workers to have a real choice when it comes to Unions. If they do, then they are out of a six figure job. RTW is not a threat against workers. It's a threat against the Union bosses and their political partners in crime.

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  • Don

    Hoffa jr. is a racketeer just like his dad.

  • sscannell05

    Oh you better not work.
    You better not try.
    You better not earn.
    I'm telling you why.
    ...Obama Claus is coming to town.

    ...He sees you when you're building.
    He wants what you all make.
    He'll tell the 47 per cent.
    that being rich is a mistake.

    Oh you better not work.
    You better not try.
    You better not earn.
    I'm telling you why.
    ...Obama Claus is coming to town.

    He’ll tell you to be thankful.
    To bow down and give thanks,
    or he’ll send you to a FEMA camp,
    to get your thinking “straight”.

    Oh you better not work.
    You better not try.
    You better not earn.
    I'm telling you why.
    Obama Claus is coming to town.

    He'll give you a free cell phone.
    Say Obamacare is great.
    He'll tell you being a success
    is something you should hate.

    Oh you better not work.
    You better not try.
    You better not earn.
    I'm telling you why.
    Obama Claus is coming tooooooo town

  • Randy K

    Hey little "jimmy"...How's your "driveway" these days? Holding up? Say hi to daddy for me you little mob lackey!

  • har82

    Hoffa , is a classic communist. Like 90% of - hollywood - . They spew this garbage and none of them even realize ,, that they ,, are the - rich - that they spew all this against.
    Just like - politicians - in their coveted jobs with all - thier - benefits and salaries..
    PEOPLE , THEY ,,, ARE THE - RICH AND WEALTHY - .... And - all - of them are completely - insulated - from any of this BS they spew.
    Most of these people couldn't possibly even tell you the price of a gallon of milk, or toilet paper, or what rent costs, anything .... Let alone the price of a gallon of gas so you can get back and forth to work lol. And these days ,,, - no one lives within walking distance - to where they work.

    Unions , governments , socialists ( democraps ) , THEY ARE ALL,,, ABOUT POWER AND CONTROL. Nothing less,,, nothing more.

  • metheoldsarge

    year Junior Hoffa was praising Obama and publicly worshiping the very
    ground he walks on. Telling the world that his people were going to
    be Obama's personal army and bla bla bla. If memory serves, the
    unions were vehemently against NAFTA and GATT. Those agreements
    would not have been passed without Democrats voting for them in the
    Lame Duck Session of 1994. They would not be in effect if President
    Clinton (A Democrat) had vetoed them instead of signing them. Who do
    the unions keep giving their support? You guessed it. The Democrats
    that are cutting their throats. I don't believe that Jimmy Junior is
    thinking about that. He is just desperately trying to make a bigger
    splash than his old man did. Jimmy Junior has been living under his
    father's shadow all his life and is nowhere near the man his dad was
    and that isn't saying much about the old man either. I had more
    respect for cockroaches.

  • Edward53

    Hoffa needs to be sleeping with the fishes.

  • worldwatchman

    Unions were once something that Americans wanted for a fair days work but, today it IS a filthy, dirty word. The Unions and their members have become too greedy and make it hard on the very people providing the jobs they have. YES, to Unions but, NO to over zeolous, greedy Union bosses and members. Bring back the dignity and fairness to the Unions. This simple act WILL help America and our economy which helps We The People.

  • slickzip

    Hoffa and the other top union thugs live the life of ease living on the the top of the hog , only the best for the union bosses let the workers paying the "DUES" eat the scrapes

  • freedomringsforall

    Hoffa is just like his daddy was; a piece of crap.

    He uses the marxist, socialist, left wing b.s. to gain personal power and wealth just like the jerk we have in the oval office.

    2 peas in a pod!

    This country, and so many of this countries once respected institutions, are being influenced and/or run by Fabians, Marxist, commie, fascist, dictatorial, morons.

    I am sure that there are many who would call me a moron for lumping those philosophies together but I in return would infer they ought to look in the mirror and then think about what all those philosophies have wrought on the earth and when all is said and done in history they have all wrought exactly the same in the end; slaughter, famine, and despair.

    We need to get these commie, fascist, Islamic terrorist coddling bunch of scum out of power in these United States.

    Then we need to work our tails off to get all of our freedoms and rights restored.

    We are the only hope left for this planet and for all those down trodden and less fortunate to look to as their hope for true freedom and all that it brings.

    We must stay united and take the hope, the light, and the right of freedom to every last corner and dark alley and to every last soul in this world.