Teamsters Local 237

New York City Agencies / HHC

Highlights include:
• Wage Increase – 10.41% (compounded)
• Welfare Fund -  Additional $280 per member employer contribution
• $1,000 bonus
• Retro-pay

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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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