Teamsters Local 237

Retiree Division Events and Announcements

Join Active and Retired Local 237 members for the Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes, Sun. Oct. 11th. <details>

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.

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

News & Views

‘Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness’...

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Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness is a well-known phrase in the United States Declaration of Independence that gives three examples of the “inalienable rights” which the Declaration says has been given to all human beings by their Creator, and for which governments are created to protect. The three landmark events below are part of the still unfinished history of inalienable rights in our nation.


Happy Birthday Social Security!

At the time, August 14, 1935, many considered Social Security a radical idea. And it hadmany critics. Some likened it to social engineering. Others called it a “handout.” Still others feared an invasion of privacy. They thought of Social Security as little more than a dehumanizing, intrusive government program, where the individual would be under surveillance and reduced to a 9-digit number.

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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


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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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