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Jimmy Hoffa, on Michigan: "We're Going to Have a Civil War"

IQUIT Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 2:05 PM
As a former union worker, and as a current union contractor employing over 100 union mechanics, i can honestly tell you the union model is not just broken, but riding on hot air. The value proposition they once offered of ready labor and training ended over 20 years ago with the increase in technology such as webinars, emails, texting, etc. They are riding the hot of political clout and they need to. Their underfunded pensions are starting to crash which will force the closure of those businesses that are tied to them, such as mine. I will re-emerge with a different value proposition, but will they?
venificia Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 2:42 PM
You are so right. The top 5 unions are runing short of pension money.
waynesteapartyworld Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 2:16 PM
I feel your pain IQUIT. My dad & grandad were both lifetime UMW members back when unions stood for something other than whooray-for-me-and-e f f- you

Yes, this is the same elegant creature who screeched about "taking out" Tea Party "son-of-a-bitches" [sic] at a presidential event last year.  In case you'd forgotten, both the White House and the DNC conspicuously declined to repudiate his vituperation at the time.  Now Jimmy Hoffa, Jr. has taken his anger mismanagement show to CNN, seething about an incipient "civil war" in Michigan:

Jimmy Hoffa, president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, said Tuesday he expects Michigan unions and lawmakers to break out into "civil war" after the state...