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The Story Of James P. Hoffa, How The Son Of A Notorious Racketeer Became An Honest Leader Of The Teamsters - All That's Interesting
For the 14 years James P. Hoffa’s father Jimmy was at the helm of the Teamsters, he was in bed with the mafia. But when James became president in 1998, he ran on a campaign of diversity and anti-corruption.
To put it mildly, Jimmy Hoffa was a controversial man. Until Hoffa’s sudden disappearance in 1975, he had no problem courting organized crime as leader of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. But his notorious legacy did not stick to his son, James P. Hoffa.
Despite leading the same union as his father for nearly 25 years, James P. Hoffa had little in common with him besides their infamous name. Indeed, the younger Hoffa ran the union with almost surgical precision, turning it into one of the strongest organized labor unions in the country.