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Helping Our Members With Financial and Legal Questions

Bertha Aiken, Director of Training and Education; Donald Arnold, Director, Citywide; George Jackson, HRA Custodial Shop Steward; Terrelle Moore, Queens South Executive Director; Gregory Floyd, President Teamsters Local 237; Kangela Moore, Queens South Trainer, School Safety Agent, Level 3 and Derek Jackson, Director, Law Enforcement.Bertha Aiken, Director of Training and Education; Donald Arnold, Director, Citywide; George Jackson, HRA Custodial Shop Steward; Terrelle Moore, Queens South Executive Director; Gregory Floyd, President Teamsters Local 237; Kangela Moore, Queens South Trainer, School Safety Agent, Level 3 and Derek Jackson, Director, Law Enforcement.

Local 237 President Gregory Floyd, (pictured) told the members: “If you only pay your bills, you’ll never get ahead. And, when you retire, wouldn’t you like to have some money to be able to really enjoy your retirement? 30 years ago, someone directed me to an annuity, saying, ‘cut off your right arm before you touch these forced savings.’ Boy, that was good advice! And, that’s why we’re here today. To get some good advice. It will change your life.”

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Javits Center Expansion Promises More Space and Jobs

Andrew Cuomo, NYS Governor; Howard Zemsky, President, CEO and Commissioner of Empire State Development; Mario Cilento, President, NYS AFL-CIO and Gregory Floyd, President, Teamsters Local 237.Andrew Cuomo, NYS Governor; Howard Zemsky, President, CEO and Commissioner of Empire State Development; Mario Cilento, President, NYS AFL-CIO and Gregory Floyd, President, Teamsters Local 237.

March 1, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo officiated at a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of construction that will dramatically expand and improve the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The project will expand the Javits Center by 1.2 million square feet, resulting in a fivefold increase in meeting and ballroom space, including the largest ballroom in the Northeast.

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Ayudando a Nuestros Miembros Con Preguntas Sobre Finanzas y Asuntos Legales

Bertha Aiken, Directora de Educación y Entrenamiento; Donald Arnold, Director Citywide; George Jackson, HRA Representante de Taller Custodial; Terelle Moore,Directora Ejecutiva de Queens South; Gregory Floyd, Presidente Teamsters Local 237;Kangela Moore, Entrenadora de Queens South y Agente de Seguridad Escolar Nivel 3 y Derek Jackson, Director Departamento Seguridad Pública.Bertha Aiken, Directora de Educación y Entrenamiento; Donald Arnold, Director Citywide; George Jackson, HRA Representante de Taller Custodial; Terelle Moore,Directora Ejecutiva de Queens South; Gregory Floyd, Presidente Teamsters Local 237;Kangela Moore, Entrenadora de Queens South y Agente de Seguridad Escolar Nivel 3 y Derek Jackson, Director Departamento Seguridad Pública.

Gregory Floyd, Presidente del Local 237 (visto arriba) dijo a los miembros: “Si solamente pagan sus cuentas, nunca avanzarán. Y cuando se jubilan, ¿no les gustaría tener algún dinero para realmente disfrutar de su retiro? Hace 30 años alguien me introdujo a una inversión de anualidad, diciéndome, ‘córtate el brazo derecho antes de tocar este ahorro forzado.’ Muchachos, ¡eso fue buen consejo! Y por es por eso que estamos hoy aquí. Para recibir buenos consejos que cambiarán sus vidas.”

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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

  • Charles Taylor

    Charles Taylor

    Custodian Worker 1
    Town of Brentwood
    Long Island Division

    Mr. Taylor has been a member of Local 237 for three years. Prior to working for the Brentwood School District, he owned a fence company and plowed snow for the Town of Brentwood as a contractor. He appreciates union job security and benefits that allow him to take care of his family. 

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Oral History Project

Hercules Cornish: Caretaker J Stores Man

Herclules CornishHercules Cornish went to work for the Housing Authority as a caretaker J in 1952 and retired 24 years later as a stores worker. He died the year following this interview, which was conducted in June 1999.

Originally I was from Harlem, but when I came out of the service in 1945 my wife had moved to the Bronx, so I moved there, too. I went to work for the New York City Housing Authority in 1952.

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Black History Celebration 2017

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From the President

Do We Need a Black History Month?

altFebruary is Black History Month. It is a time to celebrate the accomplishments and heritage of black people in our nation. Its founder, historian Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson, along with his associate, Jesse E. Moorland, created the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (now the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, or ASALH) in 1915 to promote black history and recognize achievements of African Americans.

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