September 20, 2011: Hoffa’s surprise announcement at UPS isn’t the first time that he’s made empty promises to Teamster voters to try to get elected.
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2011 Teamster Election Archive
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2006 Teamster Election Archive
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Hoffa Watch Newswire
September 20, 2011: Some pretty weird things happen in election campaigns. But how about a “tough” official in the Hoffa camp inventing a story that he was mauled by the wife of a Teamster member and needs police protection?
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.
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May 25, 2011: Teamsters at YRC have given up a lot to save jobs and a Teamster foothold in trucking. So why is Hoffa letting YRC move Teamster jobs to India and the Philippines?
March 25, 2011: Corporate America is after our contracts, our benefits, even our right to bargain.
Is Hoffa up to the challenge?
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.
February 16, 2011: Hoffa’s political bribery scheme is about to get him in more trouble.
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.
January 24, 2011: Teamster General President James Hoffa tried to pay off three top Teamster officials who have broken with his administration—offering them lucrative jobs and an additional pensi