Teamsters Local 237

Black History Celebration 2011

Isaiah Solomon

Isaiah Solomon

Housing Division
Public Safety Officer
Javits Center, Manhattan


Watch Isaiah accept his award.


Isaiah Solomon began working at the Javits Center as a public safety officer in 1986.  He became a Local 237 member in 1988 and has been a shop steward for about four years.  He says he is “a people person” who enjoys winning cases “like a lawyer does.”  Solomon and his wife Lorraine have been married 39 years and have a son Isaiah Solomon III. 

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