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Jimmy Hoffa
James Riddle Hoffa
BirthplaceBrazil, Indiana, United States
Labor union leader, author

Hoffa, (James Riddle) Jimmy

(1913–?1975) labor leader; born in Brazil, Ind. He became an organizer for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) in 1934, rising rapidly through the union's ranks. He was elected IBT president in 1957 and gained notoriety for his aggressive tactics against all who opposed him, both inside and outside the labor movement. Target of a 1957 U.S. Senate investigation into union corruption, he was later convicted of jury tampering, fraud, and conspiracy, and sent to prison in 1967. His sentence was commuted in 1971, and he was rumored to be trying to regain power within the IBT when in 1975 he disappeared. Rumors as to how he died continued to surface but his body was never found.
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We shouldn't be sacrificing the health and safety of drivers just to pad the profits of their big business bosses," Hoffa said.
One day Bufalino handed him the phone and said: "Say hello to Jimmy Hoffa." And that's when Hoffa asked about Frank's house-painting abilities.
Our dancer had Hoffa's disease, an inflammation of the infrapatellar fat pad.
Executive producers along with Hoffa are Cindy Patrasso, former supervising producer of "Windy City Live," and Mary Kathryn (MK) Seipke, former vice president of integrated marketing and sponsorship at Harpo Productions.
In 1956, Tom Coffey knuckled under Jimmy Hoffa's six-month-long Teamsters strike.
The 73-year-old De Niro, who worked with Scorsese in iconic films like 'Raging Bull' and 'Goodfellas,' will play the role of mob hitman Frank 'The Irishman' Sheeran, while 'The Godfather' and 'Scarface' lead Pacino will resume the role of Hoffa.
It was believed the Mafia was involved in Hoffa's death, but no connection was discovered and his body was never found.
Hoffa won gold at the World Championships in 2007 and also claimed a bronze at the London Olympics.
Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa and General Secretary-Treasurer Hall also wrote to Air Liquide's CEO Benoit Potier, to ask him to work together with them to address the rapidly deteriorating relationship between Airgas and its workers.
In a letter to executives of MillerCoors, Teamsters President James Hoffa called the decision to close the brewery "callous and shortsighted."
A police officer's handbook from 1875, fingerprints from labor leader Jimmy Hoffa, and a 1940s surveillance camera hidden in a pack of Marlboro cigarettes are among the artifacts showcased at the new Detroit Police Museum, which opened earlier this year.
Joining HNTB are Stephen Novosad, senior project manager; David Huter, PE, senior project manager; and Mark Hoffa, senior toll project manager and advisor.