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Tentative Housing Pact Set

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

speak out for safe job

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

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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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.


Floyd Testifies at Hearing on NYCHA Lighting

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.


Atascada Primera Negociación con NYCHA

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.


President's Awards

  • Jerilyn Rogler

    Jerilyn Rogler

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

    Watch Jerilyn accept her award.

    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

Bert RoseThe last monthly 50th Anniversary/
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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