Last updated on: 1/16/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

James P. Hoffa, LLB Biography

Title:
General President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“My union strongly supports government help for renewable energy projects. We need to restore America’s economic leadership, and we can do it by investing in clean energy technology at home. Wind turbines are an ideal technology to promote because they require hundreds of skilled workers to manufacture. There is a big opportunity for the creation of thousands of good jobs — right here at home.”

“Your Taxpayer Money Creating Clean Energy Jobs in…Japan?,” huffingtonpost.com, May 29, 2010

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • General President, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, 1999-present
  • Member, National Freight Advisory Committee, June 2013-present
  • Member, USTR Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations, Sep. 2010-present
  • Member, Department of Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and Trade Policy, Nov. 2009-present
  • Member, Secretary of Energy’s Advisory Board, Mar. 2002-2004
  • Member, President’s Council on the 21st Century Workforce, Feb. 2002-Feb. 2004
  • Administrative Assistant, President of Michigan Teamsters Joint Council 43, 1993-1998
  • Attorney (representing clients of the Teamsters), 1968-1993
  • Laborer, Teamsters Union, 1960s
Education:
  • LLB, University of Michigan, 1966
  • BA, Economics, Michigan State University, 1963
Other:
  • He was born in Detroit, Michigan, May 19, 1941
  • His father was Jimmy Hoffa, former President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Quoted in:
  1. Should the United States Authorize the Keystone XL Pipeline to Import Tar Sand Oil from Canada?