Teamsters Local 237

Latino Heritage 2013

James Alago


Supervising Special Officer
Coler-Goldwater Hospital
Citywide Division

A Local 237 member for 24 years, James Alago comes from a Teamster family. His father, William Alago, retired after serving as a hospital police officer at Jacobi Hospital in the Bronx. Alago, who is married and works on Roosevelt Island, is proud to be a Teamster. He says “If you need help, just call the Local.”

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