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    Default Teamsters Celebrate & Remember James R. Hoffa

    “While working men and women have long known the value of a dollar—it is a lesson well taught to one who labors for a living—it has taken a long, long time to teach employers the value of a human being, and in many cases has not yet been successfully taught. Few give thought to what happens to displaced workers, but they can analyze to the penny what the profits will be.” –James R. Hoffa
    Each year in February, Teamsters take a moment to reflect upon and remember a leader who changed the course of history for working men and women in America. James R. Hoffa, born February 14, 1913, served as General President of the Teamsters Union from 1957 to 1971. In that time, he inspired thousands to stand up and let their voices be heard.

    His words, spoken more than 50 years ago, resonate just as profoundly today as they did then.

    As General President, Hoffa honed his well-earned reputation as a tough and effective bargainer, and gained the respect of labor and business leaders alike across the country. He worked hard to expand the number of working men and women who were protected by union contracts and, under his leadership, the union’s membership rose to include more than 2 million workers.

    Hoffa’s crowning achievement was the 1964 National Master Freight Agreement, which united more than 400,000 over-the-road drivers under one contract. This contract, a feat that had been declared virtually impossible by many, lifted more workers out of poverty and into the middle class than any other single event in labor history. Congressman Elmer Holland (D-PA) was quoted as saying, “Jimmy Hoffa has put more bread and butter on the tables for American kids than all his detractors put together.”
    https://teamster.org/news/2018/02/te...-james-r-hoffa

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    Default Re: Teamsters Celebrate & Remember James R. Hoffa

    If you go down to "click here" there's a PDF of his take on NMFA. I don't know his stance but I'm sure it's interesting info no matter what side he was on. I didn't read it yet.

    800 companies signed on in 1964.
    What a stupid country we have now.
    https://www.corsbassett.com/blog/bid...ight-Agreement

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    Retired !

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    Default Re: Teamsters Celebrate & Remember James R. Hoffa

    An article from the Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica about Jimmy Hoffa, America's great labor leader.

    Jimmy Hoffa
    American labour leader

    Jimmy Hoffa, in full James Riddle Hoffa, (born February 14, 1913, Brazil, Indiana, U.S.—disappeared July 30, 1975, Bloomfield Hills, near Detroit, Michigan), American labour leader who served as president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters from 1957 to 1971 and was one of the most controversial labour organizers of his time.
    Known throughout the trucking industry as a tough and knowledgeable bargainer, Hoffa successfully centralized administration and bargaining in the international office of the union. He also played a key role in the creation of the first national freight-hauling agreement. His efforts helped make the Teamsters the largest labour union in the United States.
    On July 30, 1975, he disappeared from a restaurant in suburban Detroit under circumstances that have never been fully determined.
    https://www.britannica.com/biography/Jimmy-Hoffa

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