Employers’ Firm Owns Hoffa’s Website

August 8, 2006: The Hoffa campaign has retained the same firm used by union busting corporations to spread lies for his campaign via his websites.

The Bivings Group, a PR firm whose clients are a who’s who of anti-unionism, is paid Teamster money by Hoffa’s campaign to lie about TDU, Tom Leedham and anyone else who is part of building a new direction for our union. By the end of May, Hoffa’s campaign had already paid them $50,000.

The Bivings Group’s other clients include Teamster employers like Miller Brewing, Kraft-Nabisco, and Georgia-Pacific; union busters like the Business Roundtable and the National Association of Manufacturers; and the Republican National Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

The Hoffa campaign spreads lies via its regular website and another one mis-named “facts about TDU.” This site is actually owned by the Bivings Group.

The Business Roundtable, Miller Brewing , the Republican National Committee, and Hoffa: four of a kind.

Hoffa is not comfortable with union people. He gravitates toward the country club set. His former campaign lawyer specialized in representing Teamster employers like Waste Management, FoodTown and many others; at the bargaining table he refused to grant check-off to Teamster locals. Then Hoffa hired him as the Teamster General Counsel: Bradley Raymond. Maybe next the Bivings Group will be hired to run the Teamster legislative department.
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