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Floyd Testifies at Public Housing Hearing

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President Gregory Floyd testifies before the City Council’s Public Housing Committee.

President Gregory Floyd testified before the City Council’s Public Housing Committee on Feb. 10, raising concerns that the New York City Housing Authority did not discuss its plan before selling 50 percent stakes in six housing projects to private developers L+M Development Partners and BFC Partners. The properties include 875 Federally subsidized apartments and employees represented by Local 237.

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Remembering Caretaker Toni Jackson

Toni JacksonThe Local 237 family mourns the tragic loss of our union sister, Toni Jackson, who died as a result of an accident that occurred while she was performing her duties as a NYCHA caretaker J at Coney Island Houses in Brooklyn on Saturday, March 7.

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Floyd Testifica en Audiencia Sobre Viviendas Públicas

El Presidente Gregory Floyd dio testimonio ante la Comisión de Viviendas Públicas del Concejo Municipal el 10 de Febrero, planteando la preocupación de que la Autoridad de Viviendas no discutió sus planes antes de vender un 50% de intereses en seis proyectos de viviendas a los empresarios de bienes raíces privados L+M Developers Partners y BFC Partners. Entre las propiedades afectadas hay 875 apartamentos con subsidios Federales y empleados representados por el Local 237.

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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

  • 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

FEMAs Grant to NYCHA Is Welcome as Spring

altThe impact of Hurricane Sandy on residents of New York City Housing Authority, who were evacuated to safety or remained without heat or hot water in the fall of 2012, continues to demand attention.  Recently, Mayor Bill de Blasio and U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer announced the largest Federal Emergency Management Agency Grant in history, $3 billion, to restore livable housing for thousands of families and fortify NYCHA against future disasters.

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