NEW! - Read a Summary of the Welfare Fund’s Prescription Benefit for retirees, Effective January 1, 2016.
View photos from Local 237's 2012 Founders' Day and 60th Anniversary Celebration.
The Retiree Division hosted it’s bi-annual, statewide Florida retiree conference on March 29th. Over 100 retirees attended the event – some traveling from as far as Jacksonville and St. Augustine. Though focusing on benefits education, the conference also served as a “kick off” for the union’s 60th Anniversary. Charter members Arthur Cordiviola (1952); German Colon (1957) and Salvatore Azzarello (1958) received “Founders Awards” from Secretary-Treasurer Ruben Torres, Recording Secretary Patricia Stryker and Trustee Curtis Scott. View Photos.
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237's Retiree Division Celebrates 30 years! Watch the movie: Retired from Work, Not the Union.
On May 3, 1952, Local 237 received its charter as a Local of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Henry Feinstein had broken away from DC 37, where he was their first president, to form a new public employee union, Local 237. There are some who say that the number 237 represented the “second 37,” a public employee union that has now become the largest Teamsters Local in the nation (including Puerto Rico) and Canada.
"Retired From Work, Not From The Union"
The Retiree Division is 8,000-strong, and growing. Local 237 retirees span six decades, ranging in age from 35 to 95. Just under 90 percent are men, most are married, and hundreds have young children. About 85 percent are in the New York area, but Local 237 retirees live in 48 states and Washington, DC, and in nearly a dozen countries and U.S. territories.
Local 237's Retiree Division exemplifies the Teamsters' lifelong commitment to members. The Division's programs and services reflect Local 237's philosophy: You may retire from work, but you never retire from the union.
Local 237 retirees served the city of New York faithfully for years and helped build Local 237 into a powerful force. They are responsible for many of the benefits city employees enjoy today.
Retirees have a right to a secure, rewarding retirement. Programs, services, and activities sponsored by the Local 237 Retiree Division are union benefits to which all retired members in the Housing and Citywide Divisions are entitled.
|Retiree Division Staff|
|Nancy B. True||Director|
|Winston A. George||Deputy Director|
|Susan Milisits||Assistant Director|
|Luz Carty||Retiree Assistance Counselor|
|Shavon Banks||Division Secretary|
|Noelia Quinones||Assistant Secretary|