Teamsters Local 237

Latino Heritage Celebration 2011

Reinaldo Diaz Jr.

Reinaldo Diaz Jr

Citywide Division
Lincoln Hospital

Watch Reinaldo accept his award.

Reinaldo Diaz Jr. has 36 years of service starting at the old Lincoln Hospital as a special officer. Promoted to sergeant, Diaz worked at Woodhull Hospital, but switched careers to become a maintenance worker. He has been a shop steward for 20 years and a grievance representative for five years.

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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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