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UPDATED: Hoffa Hoax

UPDATED September 20, 2011: Hoffa operative Jay Phillips claimed he was assaulted by a Teamster member’s wife—and even went to the police. But an investigation by the Election Supervisor reveals the charges were a Hoffa campaign hoax. Lesson for the Hoffa Campaign. Don’t lie when your actions have been caught on videotape. The charges stem from an incident at Bally’s Casino, during the Las Vegas Teamster Convention on June 28. Phillips, who is the president...

Hoffa Admits He's Adopted

April 1, 2011: James Hoffa today, appearing on The View, admitted that he was actually adopted, and is not the son of James R. "Jimmy" Hoffa. Hoffa, sobbing as he departed from remarks held up on cue cards by his Assistant, Leo Deaner, told Barbara Walters: "I can't keep it up, the lie that I am the son of Jimmy Hoffa. "He built the Central States Pension Fund. I gave it away. He build the...

The War on Workers

March 25, 2011: Corporate America is after our contracts, our benefits, even our right to bargain. Is Hoffa up to the challenge? Employers and corporate politicians are taking advantage of the recession to come after union members like never before. Good jobs with good benefits that generations of union members fought to win are under attack. As North America’s most powerful union, the Teamsters needs to take the lead in fighting back. As we go...

Hoffa’s Attempted Bribery Scam at Third Hearing

March 30, 2011: Judge Kenneth Conboy held a third hearing on March 24 to consider the appropriate punishment for a scheme in which James Hoffa and three International vice presidents were caught using union funds to try to buy-off political rivals. The hearing was the result of appeals filed by TDU co-chair Frank Halstead and by Fred Gegare that the Election Supervisor’s remedy was inadequate given the seriousness of the violations. Hoffa Offered Extra Salaries,...

Local Teamster says Hoffa broke rules

February 7, 2011: A longtime Memphis union leader is at the center of an investigation into whether Teamsters boss James Hoffa and his supporters broke election rules. Hoffa's campaign falsely touted an endorsement by Henry Perry, an International Brotherhood of Teamsters trustee and former president of Teamsters Local 667 in Memphis, an investigator concluded. Click here to read more at The Commercial Appeal.
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