Teamsters Local 237

Retiree Division Events and Announcements

The 2016 Florida Retiree Conference will take place in Orlando on March 10th. Click here for details and registration.

Watch Highlights from our 2015 Founders Day Celebration!

Attention Local 237 Retirees - Read a Summary of the Welfare Fund’s Prescription Benefit, Effective July 1, 2012

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.

Protect yourself from elder scams and fraud.  Click here to learn more.

237's Retiree Division Celebrates 30 years!  Watch the movie: Retired from Work, Not the Union.

News & Views

SSA Settlement A Big Win For Retirees

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And An Injustice Fought With The Help Of Retirees

icon Retiree News & Views - Nov/Dec 2015

President Gregory Floyd addresses the audience honoring our Heroes of Labor honorees: Bernice Christopher, Patricia Williams and Corinthians Andrews.

President Gregory Floyd addresses the audience honoring our Heroes of Labor honorees: Bernice Christopher, Patricia Williams and Corinthians Andrews.

Since 2010, Teamsters Local 237 fought to end pay inequity of School Safety Agents. They had been earning approximately $7,000 a year less than their counterparts in other City agencies. With over 70% of the SSAs being women — mostly African Americans and Latinas — and 70% of other “Peace Officer” titles comprised of men, the class action, gender-based pay discrimination lawsuit that ensued reached an historic settlement in August of 2014.

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Retiree Division

"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 Oral History Project

Get Involved - Contact the Retiree Division to join Retiree DRIVE

Citywide and Housing Members

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.

Retirement Benefits for Long Island and Javits Members

Long Island Members

Jacob Javits Members

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

 

216 West 14 Street, 8th floor
New York, NY 10011
(212) 807-0555
Fax (212) 675-3566

E-mail retirees@local237.org or preretirees@local237.org

Oral History Project

James Spicer's Little League Football Team

James SpicerFor 16 of his 38 years as a heating plant technician and shop steward at Breukelen Houses, from 1970-86, James Spicer coached a little league football team, with help from Local 237. Following is Spicer’s story of the Falcons.

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