By Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa
Published in the Detroit News on February 9, 2011
The 19th century robber baron Jay Gould once said, “I can hire half the working class to shoot the other half.”
Gould’s vision of class warfare is being played out today in the shameful attacks on public employees. These attacks are secretly financed and planned by modern-day Jay Goulds who aim to keep their own taxes low. Vastly powerful corporations and billionaires want to cripple all unions and turn America into a low-wage banana republic.