Teamsters Local 237

Irish Heritage Celebration 2011

Jim Murtagh

Jim Murtagh

Citywide Division
Troop D ─ NYPD
Pelham Bay Park, Bronx

Watch Jim accept his award.

One of only three horseshoers employed by the city, Jim Murtagh has been on the job for five years.  He says the union is a "big family," in addition to his wife of 10 years, Heather, and two children.

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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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