Discussion in 'Holland' started by Toby, Mar 5, 2017.
Hoffa's retirement package ? Why did he get re-elected ?
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It's easy to blame the Canadians, but I disagree. Since it was reported that Hoffa won by some 9,000 votes (?) that came from the Canadians, I'd say that 9,000 American Teamsters could have thrown him out of office too, by countering or offsetting the Canadian votes.
It's disingenuous to blame the Canadians when there were obviously a lot of Americans that voted for the POS also.
Blame the ones that failed to get off their asses to vote for anyone. The total vote turnout was only 16.5% of eligible voters. Voter apathy and just plain laziness is to blame.
Voter apathy occurs on both sides of the border in the same proportions that voted. 10,000 more votes would have yielded the same results with the Canadians overpowering us to keep Jimmy the Great in office. I hear a lot of people say blame those who didn't vote, as if only those against Hoffa were the ones who didn't vote.
In the 83% of non-voters, I think there would have been enough combined common sense to vote out Hoffa. Too bad it didn't happen - it's probably too late anyhow. Teamster Freight Div is toast. YRC is toast. CSPF is toast. Retirement for Hoffa is good. Retirement for Nyhan is good. Retirement for all of YRCW brass is good.
i agree, i just dont see what the union is doing for us on the local or national level, they try and send us to the voting booths to vote straight democrat party partyline vote and thats never going to get us anything, they probably send millions to the democrat party but we will never know because there is no transparency and on the local level people are hired and fired at will, cartage comes in whenever management wants, mandatory overtime or mandatory 8 hr and go home whenever they want. the rules change daily sometimes. right now theyre following the 60 hr rule, but if its super busy we might be on a 70 hr rule.
i dont see why our members voted in that crook hoffa again, 2 yrs until next contract and hes going to get the best deal he can get for himself.
Less American votes would have kept him out, but that is water over the dam now.
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I think in California these days, they call it "water over the bridge" or "water under the dam"
How about "smoke on the water"
OK. That explains it.
more like water thru the dam..... I much prefer space truckin
I'd like to know what hoffa does for our friends across the border that he won't do here. What's different?
I wouldn't be surprised if they have their own divisional president up there and have nothing to do with Hoffa so they went with the status quo.
They would still have to have Hoffa'a approval. It's International Brotherhood of Teamsters just sayin' and no I'm not a fan of sir jimmy,
Are those rhetorical questions Henry? If you've got time, I can 'splain it to you.