Spreading democracy empowers unions
--James P. Hoffa is president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
Working people are under assault from all sides these days. Labor laws are stacked against us. Too many politicians don't understand -- or don't care about -- the needs of working families. Greed is the modus operandi of corporate leaders.
But don't think I'm giving up for a second! There are signs all around that, despite these obstacles, working people are successfully fighting back.
During the next three weeks, thousands of union members from all over the United States and Canada, from different industries, young and old, men and women, and of all races and ethnicities will come together as equals to actively steer the course of their unions.