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

65 Years of Solidarity

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Retiree News & View - May/June 2017

THEN AND NOW

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.

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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

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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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