Teamsters Local 237

Retiree Division Events and Announcements

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.

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Our Latino Heritage Event

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Pictured, from bottom left, are Cejester Walker; Olga Perez Vasallo; José Alicea; Rosa Alicea; Luz Garcia; Luz Carty, retiree assistance counselor; Winston George, deputy director; Nancy B. True, director; Radames Bracero; Maria Bracero; Elsie Ortiz; EdithMontero; Elsa Nias and Leroy Nias.

On a hot summer morning in July members of the Retiree Division’s Latino Committee held their first meeting to plan the annual Latino Heritage Celebration. Many ideas were discussed until one strong theme emerged, “La Mujer Latina,” or “The Latina Woman.”

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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

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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

Rudy Petruzzi

Rudy Petruzzi

Rudolph (Rudy) Petruzzi, a supervisor of bridges when he retired in 1986, helped organize his co-workers into Local 237 in the 1960s and participated in the 1971 bridge strike that shut down the city for two days—although he didn’t fully agree with it. Following are excerpts of an interview for the Local 237 Oral History Project conducted in February 2003 in Hollywood, Florida. His wife, Sally, was also present.

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