To illustrate how much the Teamsters dislike secret-ballots, several months ago, Teamsters’ president James P. Hoffa had the audacity to state: “Since when is the secret ballot a basic tenet of democracy?” Apparently, Mr. Hoffa has not read history as the secret-ballot goes as far back as ancient Greece.
Then, of course, there’s the story of Teamsters local 445, out of Newburgh, NY.
“In the past three years, our union has won 27 out of 28 elections it has conducted at various workplaces,” said Adrian Huff, secretary-treasurer and principal officer of Local 445.”However, these statistics tell only part of the story for there are at least another 27 workplaces where our efforts were ruined by illegal management tactics.” [Emphasis added.]
Oh really, Adrian? Does this collectvist really believe ending ballots altogether is likely to take care of ruining unnamed campaigns? Or is it that he, like his boss, just doesn’t believe in people making a choice without a union goon standing over their shoulders?