Posts tagged ‘Jimmy Hoffa Jr.’

September 8, 2011

Longshore Union Thugs Crying Victim

by lewwaters

Found at the International Longshoremen’s Association website.

“The International Longshoremen’s Association, AFL-CIO joins in solidarity with our Sisters and Brothers of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union in condemning the attack by police in riot gear on hundreds of ILWU member-protesters in Washington State and the detention of ILWU President Bob McEllrath.

ILWU President McEllrath and hundreds of his members were peacefully protesting at a railroad tracks yesterday, blocking a train carrying grain to a foreign-owned loading facility in Longview, Washington.

The ILA condemns this aggression against union workers seeking to protect the work that they have performed for over 80 years in the Port of Longview,” said ILA President Harold J. Daggett. “They were peacefully protesting the failure by big grain companies to honor ILWU agreements,” President Daggett continued. “I stand with ILWU President in proclaiming: ‘It shouldn’t be a crime to fight for good jobs in America’.”

ILA President Harold Daggett pledged the ILA’s full support in this struggle.

“The ILA stands with ILWU and will offer any help it can to make certain ILWU members rights and jobs are protected,” added ILA President Daggett.

Ignored is the condemnation by the NLRB of their conduct and the violation of a court order barring them from such actions. No mention of how they got past guards or acknowledgement of damage to the train and company property.

September 6, 2011

Gunman Kills 3, Wounds 6 the Day After Teamsters Leader Calls for “Take Them SOB’s Out.”

by lewwaters

Jimmy Hoffa Jr., leader of the Teamsters Union outraged some people recently as he stood before a crowd, introducing Barack Obama saying, “President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march. Let’s take these sons of bitches out and give America back to an America where we belong.” I say some because apparently, such incendiary rhetoric coming from a Democrat is acceptable.

We know that anything said by a conservative is quickly linked to any subsequent crime or tragic event, as we saw this past January when Democrat Representative Gabrielle Giffords was shot, others killed and wounded by an apparently mentally disturbed young man.

It didn’t take but minutes for the propaganda machine to rev up blaming the shooting on Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Republicans and conservatives of any sort. That there was absolutely no evidence of any nature of any political intent or linkage made no difference, liberals went on a verbal rampage of condemnation and many continue it even after it has come out that the shooter, Jared Loughner had no political affiliation other than a last known liberal leaning years ago.

That was quickly ridiculed and the manufactured outrage directed at conservatives continued to fly.

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September 5, 2011

Just Another Example of Union Civility

by lewwaters

Teamsters Union leader Jimmy Hoffa Jr. calling on Barack Obama and union members to “take out” the “SOB’s”, meaning Republicans and Tea Party members.

H/T RealClearPolitics

Just more of the typical union violence noted here

Bring it on, Mr. Hoffa. But don’t be surprised when we fight back really hard.

You see Mr. Hoffa, it’s not only our America too, but we are also workers, those who are fortunate enough to still have a job today.

Obama’s reaction? He’s “proud of Hoffa” and other union leaders here.