lbo-talk-digest V1 #254

Hugh Miller hmiller at
Wed Jul 29 09:04:59 PDT 1998

>Date: Tue, 28 Jul 1998 12:40:09 -0400
>From: Doug Henwood <dhenwood at>
>Subject: Teamsters
>So all you labor experts out there - what's it mean that Ron Carey's been
>exiled for life? Does Baby Hoffa have the election locked up?

Not sure. But I'm staying away from Teamster City for awhile.

Scary place. Every Christmas my kids' magnet school primary grades held a carol sing at the old hall, a gorgeous, ornate, stately temple of labor. (You almost felt that Jimmy- or pieces of him, anyway- was listening to the singing.) Afterwards, the BA would present our principal with a check.

Anyway, you'd drive to Teamster City & a buncha big mopes in Teamster jackets would flashlight you into the parking lot. I rolled down my window the first time & asked if the car'd be safe.

Guy looks at me as if I'm from Mars, and says, "Hey, this is the f***in' Teamsters, OK? Your f***in' car's safe here."

(As long as it doesn't sport a TDU sticker...)


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