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Tentative Housing Pact Set

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Housing Division members make a motion for a full membership vote.

At press time, Local 237 members employed by the New York City Housing Authority are in the process of voting on a tentative contract agreement that was reached with the New York City Housing Authority on May 5. The contract conforms to the citywide pattern, and the negotiation committee voted unanimously to accept the offer. Members’ ratification votes were to be counted on May 22.

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Workers’ Memorial Day, 2015

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On Workers Memorial Day, Local 237 remembered the late New York City Housing Authority Caretaker J Toni Jackson, who died March 7 while performing her duties at Coney Island Houses. The Medical Examiner’s report said that Jackson, 31, died of a heart condition, a natural death. But, the examiner’s report contradicts physical evidence found in the investigation conducted by Local 237, including a head wound that indicates a work-related accident may have occurred.

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Local 237 Logra Pacto Tentativo Con NYCHA

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Miembros escuchan al President Gregory Floyd presentar lost detalles del contrato tentativo con la Autoridad de Viviendas.

A la hora de cierre de esta edición, los miembros empleados por la Autoridad de Viviendas de la Ciudad de Nueva York están en el proceso de votar por un contrato tentativo que fue alcanzado con la Autoridad el 5 de Mayo. El contrato se conforma al patrón establecido con otros sindicatos de la Ciudad, y el comité de negociaciones votó unánimemente a favor de la oferta. Los votos de ratificación fueron enviados a los miembros y serían contados Mayo 22.

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President's Awards

  • Jerilyn Rogler

    Jerilyn Rogler

    Special Education Aide
    Plainview/Old Bethpage School District
    Long Island Division

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    Rogler began her career in 1985 as a cafeteria worker. After a break, she returned in 1995 as a special education aide and has been the union representative for her building for 15 years. Rogler says her job is a “dream come true” and the children she works with “are truly special.”  Her father and brother were members of Local 638. “It is amazing to have strong people backing you up,” says Rogler, who is married with three children and 10 grandchildren.

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Oral History Project

Bert Rose: Director of Organizing

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Oral History Project interview excerpt is with Bert Rose, who was the director of organizing for Local 237, under President Barry Feinstein, from 1969 to 1983.

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Irish Heritage Celebration 2015

From the President

Rent Control: A Lifeline for Workers

altOne in three New Yorkers worry that they could become homeless. Thus far, the state has given them good reason for concern.
 
More than 230,000 rent-regulated units have been lost in the last thirty years, often due to landlords forcing tenants out with higher rents. At press time, with rent regulations having expired, all one million remaining units are in jeopardy.

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