Half Hollow Hills School District
Long Island Division
A member for 14 years, Serrano attends union meetings and keeps informed on issues. He values the job protections membership provides and describes his benefits as “Excellent.” A family man Serrano enjoys spending time with his wife and five children, including his son, Osvaldo, also a Local 237 member.
Hercules 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.