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Members Help Worker Safety Grow at NYCHA

From left, New York City Housing Authority Caretakers Lorraine Aponte, Dianne Babb and Laverne Jusino display certificates recognizing their efforts to promote safety on the job. They are joined by Thomas Puleo, NYCHA security manager, and Michael Wagoner, a former administrator, Queens/Staten Island.
From left, New York City Housing Authority Caretakers Lorraine Aponte, Dianne Babb and Laverne Jusino display certificates recognizing their efforts to promote safety on the job. They are joined by Thomas Puleo, NYCHA security manager, and Michael Wagoner, a former administrator, Queens/Staten Island. (Peter Mikoleski: NYCHA Photo Unit)

By Diane Stein
Health and Safety Coordinator

Local 237 participated in a Safety Symposium hosted by New York City Housing Authority at the Johnson Community Center in the James Weldon Johnson Houses in East Harlem on June 18. The purpose of the symposium was to review the accomplishments of the past year and plan how to move the safety program forward. For the past several years, Local 237 has worked jointly with NYCHA to improve working conditions and reduce the number of people that are hurt on the job.

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Saluting Our Officers During Police Week

Department of Homeless Services

Department of Homeless Services

Each year since 1962, when President John F. Kennedy designated Peace Officer Memorial Day and National Police Week on May 15, we make time to honor the memory of law enforcement officers who gave their lives and those who risk their lives daily in service to the public.

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Los Miembros Impulsan Seguridad en NYCHA

Los SafeNYCHA Players, miembros del Local 237, presentan una obra dramatica.
Los SafeNYCHA Players, miembros del Local 237, presentan una obra dramatica.

El Local 237 participó en un Simposio Sobre Seguridad patrocinado por la Autoridad de Viviendas de la Ciudad de Nueva York en el Centro Comunitario Johnson, en los residenciales James Weldon Houses en el Este de Harlem, Junio 18. El propósito del simposio fue de revisar los logros del año pasado y planear como avanzar el programa de seguridad. Durante varios años pasados, el Local 237 ha trabajado conjuntamente con NYCHA para mejorar las condiciones de trabajo y reducir el número de personas lesionadas en el trabajo.

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Dec 2014/Jan 2015

Our Future Begins with a Solemn Oath

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Hoffa, third from left, stands with newly sworn in board members. They are, from left, Edmund Kane, trustee; Ruben Torres, secretarytreasurer, President Gregory Floyd; Richard Hendershot, vice president, Jeanette Taveras and Curtis Scott, trustees; and Patricia Stryker, recording secretary.

Guests, including many elected officials, filled Local 237’s union hall on Jan. 17 for the Installation Ceremony that kicked off the next five-year term for President Gregory Floyd and six executive board members. James P. Hoffa, general president, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, officiated, and George Miranda, vice president at-large, IBT, and president, Joint Council 16, served as master of ceremonies. The Rev. Robert Royal of St. Paul Baptist Church delivered the invocation.

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Floyd Testifies at Hearing on NYCHA Lighting

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President Gregory Floyd is joined at City Council by David Jones, president and CEO of Community Service Society, center, and Victor Bach, senior housing policy analyst, CSS.

President Gregory Floyd testified at a City Council oversight hearing on the relationship between lighting and safety at New York City Housing Authority in the wake of the Akai Gurley shooting. The hearing was held on Dec. 16.

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Atascada Primera Negociación con NYCHA

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Miembros del comité de negociaciónes prestan atención.

Rompiendo con lo tradicional, Shola Olatoye, presidenta y ejecutiva principal de la Autoridad de Viviendas de la Ciudad de Nueva York, no asistió a la primera reunión de negociación que tuvo lugar Diciembre 10, 2014 en la sede del Local 237. También, la gerencia se abstuvo de presentar alguna propuesta. En su lugar, el Comisionado Laboral de la Ciudad, Bob Linn, solicitó al comité “apretar el botón de reajuste” en cuanto a relaciones obrero-patronales, y el Gerente General, George House dio un resumen de las malas condiciones económicas de NYCHA.

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President's Awards

  • Jerilyn Rogler

    Jerilyn Rogler

    Special Education Aide
    Plainview/Old Bethpage School District
    Long Island Division

    Watch Jerilyn accept her award.

    Rogler began her career in 1985 as a cafeteria worker. After a break, she returned in 1995 as a special education aide and has been the union representative for her building for 15 years. Rogler says her job is a “dream come true” and the children she works with “are truly special.”  Her father and brother were members of Local 638. “It is amazing to have strong people backing you up,” says Rogler, who is married with three children and 10 grandchildren.

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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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Puerto Rican Day Parade 2015

From the President

Unions Provide Solutions For a Troubled Economy

altJoining the middle class is at the heart of the American Dream. Immigrants and low income Americans struggle tirelessly in hopes of obtaining stable jobs with fair pay. Unfortunately, these jobs, and the American Dream with them, are dying. Unions are the nation’s best chance at preserving and growing middle-class jobs.

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