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Floyd Addresses CB7 Task Force On Public Housing

Pictured, left to right: Peter Arndtsen, Columbus/Amsterdam BID; Genora Johnson, Board member and Douglass Houses resident; Sheldon Fine, Board member; Roberta Semer, Chair of Community Board 7; Gregory Floyd, President, Teamsters Local 237; Madelyn Innocent, Chair of Task Force, Board member and resident of Douglass Houses; Kevin Norman, Housing Director; Board members Mel Wymore, Richard Robins, Marilyn Rosenberg and Mark Diller.
Pictured, left to right: Peter Arndtsen, Columbus/Amsterdam BID; Genora Johnson, Board member and Douglass Houses resident; Sheldon Fine, Board member; Roberta Semer, Chair of Community Board 7; Gregory Floyd, President, Teamsters Local 237; Madelyn Innocent, Chair of Task Force, Board member and resident of Douglass Houses; Kevin Norman, Housing Director; Board members Mel Wymore, Richard Robins, Marilyn Rosenberg and Mark Diller.

Members of Community Board 7 invited Teamsters Local 237 President, Gregory Floyd, to address a special session of its Task Force on Public Housing. The Community Board, which serves people on the Westside of Manhattan from 59th Street to 110th Street, has 16 NYCHA developments within its jurisdiction.

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Hoffa-Hall Re-elected to 5-Year Term to Lead Union

At the June 2016 Convention in Las Vegas, Local 237 members show their support for the Hoffa-Hall slate. Ken Hall, General Secretary-Treasurer, center left, Gregory Floyd, International Vice President At-Large for the Eastern Region, center, and Jim Hoffa, General President, center right.
At the June 2016 Convention in Las Vegas, Local 237 members show their support for the Hoffa-Hall slate. Ken Hall, General Secretary-Treasurer, center left, Gregory Floyd, International Vice President At-Large for the Eastern Region, center, and Jim Hoffa, General President, center right.

Gregory Floyd Elected VP At-Large

Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) represents more than 1.4 million hardworking men and women in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. The IBT, which holds its General Executive Board election every five years, held its most recent election in October.

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Floyd Habla al Grupo de Trabajo de la Junta Comunitaria #7 Sobre Viviendas Públicas

Pictured, left to right: Peter Arndtsen, Columbus/Amsterdam BID; Genora Johnson, Board member and Douglass Houses resident; Sheldon Fine, Board member; Roberta Semer, Chair of Community Board 7; Gregory Floyd, President, Teamsters Local 237; Madelyn Innocent, Chair of Task Force, Board member and resident of Douglass Houses; Kevin Norman, Housing Director; Board members Mel Wymore, Richard Robins, Marilyn Rosenberg and Mark Diller.
Vistos, de izquierda a derecha: Peter Arndtsen, Columbus/Amsterdam BID; Genora Johnson, miembro de la Junta y residente de Douglass Houses; Sheldon Fine, miembro de la Junta; Roberta Semer, Presidenta de Junta Comunitaria #7; Gregory Floyd, Presidente, Teamsters Local 237; Madelynn Innocent, Presidenta, Grupo de Trabajo, miembro de la Junta y residente de Douglass Houses; Kevsin Norman, Asistente Especial del Presidente; miembros de la Junta Mel Wymore; Richard Robins; Marilyn Rosenberg y Mark Diller.

Los miembros de la Junta Comunitaria #7 invitaron a Gregory Floyd, Presidente de Teamsters Local 237 a una sesión especial de su Grupo de Trabajo sobre Viviendas Públicas. La junta Comunitaria, que sirve a las personas que viven en el lado Oeste de Manhattan desde la Calle 59 hasta la 110, tiene 16 residenciales de NYCHA dentro de su jurisdicción.

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Dec 2014/Jan 2015

Our Future Begins with a Solemn Oath

Hoffa + new board members
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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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.

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