quote by Jimmy Hoffa

In the ten years I was president of the Teamsters, I had raised the membership from eight hundred thousand to more than 2 million and made it the largest single labor union the world.

— Jimmy Hoffa

Delightful Teamsters quotations

More apparent to Teamster members than any moral lapses were the tangible gains that had been steadily realized under Hoffa since his advent to power.

I will never apologize for standing up for my fellow Teamsters and all American workers.

Ed "The Truth Is Illegal" Markey responded to Teamster support for ANWR by dismissively sniffing, it was only "one issue." Luckily, the Democrats have all those other issues dear to the heart of the average blue-collar worker: abortion on demand, gay marriage and taxpayer-funded crucifixes submerged in urine.

When you run an organization like the Teamsters one man has to be the boss and run things.


I grew up in a household that was a labor household.

My dad was a Teamster and a milk truck driver. My mother was a secretary. Neither of them got through high school. But they worked hard and they gave me very, very important opportunities to go to school, get a good education.

My father was a member of the Teamsters Union in California, where he helped to organize better health care for workers. My mother worked for more than 20 years on an assembly line.

Congress has turned its back on America's working families.

There are Teamster families in every congressional district in America, and those families vote. Those who would oppose these families have done so at their own political peril.

If we're all together, we have money, and we start to organize, you're going to see the Teamsters Union start to bloom.

The mob's not coming back in the Teamsters Union.

We've gotten rid of them, and we're free to be free of government supervision.


It was so sweet backstage, you should have seen it - The Teamsters were helping Michael Moore into the trunk of his limo.

What did Jesus Christ say to the Teamsters? 'Do nothing till I get back.

Instead of putting Americans to work, the Teamsters have been busy yanking members off projects and idling construction projects from California to Indiana to New York in order to shake down employers.

Barack Obama and Jimmy Hoffa are like Tweedledum and Tweedledee, Lady Gaga and hype, the 'Jersey Shore' cast and hairspray: inseparable. The president can no more disown the Teamsters Union's leader than he can disown his own id.

Do the Right Thing' was my first union film.

I looked at the rosters, and for the most part, it was white males. Especially the Teamsters. So we had some conversations.

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