Moblike union rule an outdated stereotype

August 3, 2011: As the International Brotherhood of Teamsters nominated three candidates for general president at last month’s convention, Sandy Pope’s acceptance speech was noteworthy on several levels.

She was the first woman ever nominated to run for president of America’s most iconic union, a large, powerful — and highly macho — entity. But perhaps more remarkable was the language she used, bordering on contempt for a man — incumbent Jim Hoffa — who bears the most famous last name in labor history. Dispensing with courtesy or honorifics, the challenger referred to her opponent simply as “Hoffa” and argued that he had weakened the union his legendary father, Jimmy Hoffa, helped build.

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