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237 Challenges FlexOps, Wins Concessions

President Floyd addressing the City Council. Seated with him is Secretary-Treasurer Ruben Torres.President Floyd addressing the City Council. Seated with him is Secretary-Treasurer Ruben Torres.

 

Teamsters Local 237 President Gregory Floyd gave testimony in front of the City Council’s Housing Committee to reveal that NYCHA’s new plan, called FlexOps, which shifts working hours of our members, is nothing more than a “PR” trick that does not increase the number of workers nor improve services for residents. Plus, Floyd vigorously voiced safety concerns for our members, adding that FlexOps violates our contract, and is blatant union-busting.

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Changes to Health Care Insurance for NYC Employees

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By Mitch Goldberg Director, Welfare Fund

There have been several changes to health care insurance for New York City employees. By now you should have received a mailing from EmblemHealth outlining the changes. Since these changes may have an impact on your personal health care coverage, you are urged to review these changes carefully.

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Cambios al Seguro de Salud Para Los Miembros Sin Medicare

Ha habido varios cambios al plan de seguro de salud para los empleados de la Ciudad. A la fecha, Ud. debió de haber recibido un comunicado por correo de EmblemHealth sobre los cambios en los Planes de Salud para los miembros empleados de la Ciudad de Nueva York. Ya que estos cambios pueden tener u impacto sobre la cobertura de su salud personal, usted debe revisarlas cuidadosamente.

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Dec 2014/Jan 2015

Our Future Begins with a Solemn Oath

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Hoffa, third from left, stands with newly sworn in board members. They are, from left, Edmund Kane, trustee; Ruben Torres, secretarytreasurer, President Gregory Floyd; Richard Hendershot, vice president, Jeanette Taveras and Curtis Scott, trustees; and Patricia Stryker, recording secretary.

Guests, including many elected officials, filled Local 237’s union hall on Jan. 17 for the Installation Ceremony that kicked off the next five-year term for President Gregory Floyd and six executive board members. James P. Hoffa, general president, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, officiated, and George Miranda, vice president at-large, IBT, and president, Joint Council 16, served as master of ceremonies. The Rev. Robert Royal of St. Paul Baptist Church delivered the invocation.

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Floyd Testifies at Hearing on NYCHA Lighting

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President Gregory Floyd is joined at City Council by David Jones, president and CEO of Community Service Society, center, and Victor Bach, senior housing policy analyst, CSS.

President Gregory Floyd testified at a City Council oversight hearing on the relationship between lighting and safety at New York City Housing Authority in the wake of the Akai Gurley shooting. The hearing was held on Dec. 16.

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Atascada Primera Negociación con NYCHA

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Miembros del comité de negociaciónes prestan atención.

Rompiendo con lo tradicional, Shola Olatoye, presidenta y ejecutiva principal de la Autoridad de Viviendas de la Ciudad de Nueva York, no asistió a la primera reunión de negociación que tuvo lugar Diciembre 10, 2014 en la sede del Local 237. También, la gerencia se abstuvo de presentar alguna propuesta. En su lugar, el Comisionado Laboral de la Ciudad, Bob Linn, solicitó al comité “apretar el botón de reajuste” en cuanto a relaciones obrero-patronales, y el Gerente General, George House dio un resumen de las malas condiciones económicas de NYCHA.

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President's Awards

  • Thomas Coppola

    Thomas Coppola

    Shop Foreman
    Auto Mechanic Foreman
    Town of Babylon
    Long Island Division

    Mr. Coppola has been a member of Local 237 since 1984.   A longtime shop steward, he enjoys representing members and “keeping everything fair and being certain that the members get everything they deserve.” He believes that unions provide important protections to all Americans – both unionized and not. He appreciates the benefits that come with membership.  Mr. Coppola enjoys spending time with his wife and sons; he also enjoys working around the house, gardening and hot rods.

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Oral History Project

Carmen Rodriguez: Balancing Work and Family

Carmen RodriguezWorking women have historically had to struggle to balance work with caring for their families. This Local 237/Oral History Project interview focuses on the relationship of work and family. Following are excerpts of an interview with Carmen Rodriguez, a retired housing assistant and mother of four children.

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Black History Celebration 2016

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From the President

Wrong Road to a Cure

altLast year, when Mayor de Blasio issued his proposal for the City’s budget, he expressed concern about a growing deficit that would adversely impact millions of New Yorkers and the City’s ability to provide essential services. In his budget presentation, he cited his greatest concerns. Public housing, home for nearly 600,000 residents, was listed among the top problems the City faced.

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