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237 Challenges FlexOps, Wins Concessions

President Floyd addressing the City Council. Seated with him is Secretary-Treasurer Ruben Torres.President Floyd addressing the City Council. Seated with him is Secretary-Treasurer Ruben Torres.


Teamsters Local 237 President Gregory Floyd gave testimony in front of the City Council’s Housing Committee to reveal that NYCHA’s new plan, called FlexOps, which shifts working hours of our members, is nothing more than a “PR” trick that does not increase the number of workers nor improve services for residents. Plus, Floyd vigorously voiced safety concerns for our members, adding that FlexOps violates our contract, and is blatant union-busting.

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Changes to Health Care Insurance for NYC Employees

Mitch Goldberg

By Mitch Goldberg Director, Welfare Fund

There have been several changes to health care insurance for New York City employees. By now you should have received a mailing from EmblemHealth outlining the changes. Since these changes may have an impact on your personal health care coverage, you are urged to review these changes carefully.

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Cambios al Seguro de Salud Para Los Miembros Sin Medicare

Ha habido varios cambios al plan de seguro de salud para los empleados de la Ciudad. A la fecha, Ud. debió de haber recibido un comunicado por correo de EmblemHealth sobre los cambios en los Planes de Salud para los miembros empleados de la Ciudad de Nueva York. Ya que estos cambios pueden tener u impacto sobre la cobertura de su salud personal, usted debe revisarlas cuidadosamente.

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Newsline - Jul/Aug 2016


President's Awards

  • Thomas Coppola

    Thomas Coppola

    Shop Foreman
    Auto Mechanic Foreman
    Town of Babylon
    Long Island Division

    Mr. Coppola has been a member of Local 237 since 1984.   A longtime shop steward, he enjoys representing members and “keeping everything fair and being certain that the members get everything they deserve.” He believes that unions provide important protections to all Americans – both unionized and not. He appreciates the benefits that come with membership.  Mr. Coppola enjoys spending time with his wife and sons; he also enjoys working around the house, gardening and hot rods.

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Oral History Project

Carmen Rodriguez: Balancing Work and Family

Carmen RodriguezWorking women have historically had to struggle to balance work with caring for their families. This Local 237/Oral History Project interview focuses on the relationship of work and family. Following are excerpts of an interview with Carmen Rodriguez, a retired housing assistant and mother of four children.

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