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 master freight contract. I wrecked it. He worked hard for members, I golf with their employers. I ask that God forgive me. And maybe some working Teamsters will too. A few at least."

Walters then gave him a hug, and offered him a job as a guest host. Hoffa, still sobbing, asked if it paid more than the $368,000 he got from Teamsters members last year.

Walters said "I'll get back to you on that."

It all happened on April 1, also known as April Fools Day.

Get Advice Join TDU Donate

Recent News

Stand Up Slate Wins in Cincinnati Local 100

Teamster members in Cincinnati Local 100 put their support strongly in the reform and ready for change camp. All twelve Stand Up candidates were victorious, defeating the incumbents in a three-way race. This marks another victory for reform minded Teamsters looking to change our union.

The Return of Rome Aloise: A Dark Day

After serving a two-year suspension from his union offices and salaries for corruption, Rome Aloise will reclaim his International vice president position on December 22. This is just a few hours after the Winter Solstice, which marks the start of winter and is the darkest day of the year.

View More News Posts