The Teamsters union has been mired in the mob underworld even before Jimmy Hoffa. Jr.'s dad took over the union. During a congressional hearing, Robert F. Kennedy* said, "I told [Jimmy Hoffa, Sr.] frankly that I did not think he was tough enough to rid his union of the gangsters and hoodlums he had put in power."
, when any legitimate business interest would have been put out of business by the federal government, the Teamsters remain under federal court ordered oversight for its organized crime connections:
WHEREAS, the International Union entered into a Consent Decree with the United States on March 14, 1989 to resolve a civil lawsuit titled United States v. Teamsters, and WHEREAS, in entering into the Consent Decree, the International Union acknowledged allegations of past problems of organized crime corruption in various elements of the IBT [Teamsters]...
When Hoffa tells his army to take someone out, it is a serious matter. In one particular case, the National Labor Relations Board required the Teamsters union to post a sign to remind Hoffa’s army of what not to do. Here’s a small part of the four-page document:
WE WILL NOT threaten to kill or inflict bodily harm, make throat slashing motions, make gun pointing motions, challenge or threaten to fight or assault employees, threaten to sexually assault non-striking employees or their family members, threaten to follow non-striking employees to their homes, use racial epithets or obscene gestures at non-striking employees or otherwise threaten unspecified reprisals on any non-striking employee of Overnite or any member of his or her family or any employee of a neutral employee doing business with Overnite ...
WE WILL NOT batter, assault, spit on, blow whistles loudly near a person’s ear, throw any liquid or solid object at, or attempt to assault any non-striking employee of Overnite or any member of his or her family or any employee of a neutral employee ...
WE WILL NOT use or threaten to use a weapon of any kind, including but not limited to guns, knives, slingshots, rocks, ball bearings, liquid-filled balloons or other projectiles, picket signs, sticks, sledge hammers, bricks, hot coffee, bottles, two by fours, lit cigarettes, eggs, or bags or balloons filled with excrement against any non-striking Overnite employee...
WE WILL NOT brandish or carry any weapon of any kind, including, but not limited to, guns, knives, slingshots, rocks, ball bearings, liquid-filled balloons or other projectiles, sledge hammers, bricks, sticks, or two by fours at or near any picket line...
(Click the poster image above or click here to download the full Teamster Overnite Poster)
It is time to end forcing good Americans to pay Big Labor goons against their will. It is time to stop forcing Americans to pay into union treasuries that spend $2.2 billion electing candidates and supporting political positions
that they oppose.
It is time to pass the National Right To Work Act
, that makes union membership a choice in every state and ends the ability of unscrupulous union bosses to force employees to pay them tribute in order to get or keep a job.
We are at a time when job choices for Americans are dwindling; it is more unfair now to force employees to make a choice that contradicts their morals in order to feed their family. Congress must pass the National Right To Work Act NOW.
I dare President Obama to veto it and continue taking freedom away from working Americans. Congress, it is time to send bills to his desk and force him to actually veto legislation. The National Right To Work Act
and the repeal of ObamaCare would be my first two choices.
*Robert F. Kennedy. The Enemy Within: The McClellan Committee's Crusade Against Jimmy Hoffa And Corrupt Labor Unions