Teamsters Local 237

Retiree Division Events and Announcements

View photos from the 2016 Retiree Conference in Florida.

Watch Highlights from our 2015 Founders Day Celebration!

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.

News & Views

Now, more than ever, we celebrate our diverse union family

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Retiree News & View - Mar/Apr 2017

Ken Fox; Linda Tavolaro; Nilsa Torres; Frank Aiello

Often, when we think of family, mothers, fathers, children and grandparents come to mind. Aunts and uncles are also part of the equation. Close friends often become family as “claimed” relatives.

The poet, Tato Laviera, once described family as “a whole other kingdom.” Family brings together individuals who sometimes share values yet frequently hold differing points of view about what is “right” and what is “wrong” (and everything in between). Sometimes they hold widely divergent political views. Yet, the “kingdom of family” creates a structure for discussion, debate and ultimately acceptance of different viewpoints.

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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

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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