If you are not already a member and you are employed in a title represented by Local 237 Teamsters in New York City or on Long Island, consider the benefits of union membership.
Local 237 members have contracts that offer many protections that are not available to non-union workers. And Local 237 members vote on their union contracts that provide, among other things:
Other benefits of union membership include: Education programs, training and advancement opportunities; Retiree programs and benefits; Social events and gatherings for you and your family; Educational scholarship opportunities; Teamster Privilege Benefits.
As with any other membership into an organization, members are assessed a membership fee or dues. Union dues are automatically deducted from your paycheck and are based on your salary.
For information on joining Local 237 call the Membership Department as 212-924-2000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hercules 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.