Teamsters Local 237

Latino Heritage 2014

Benjamin Serrano

Benjamin Serrano

Custodian
Half Hollow Hills School District
Long Island Division

Watch Benjamin accept his award.

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.

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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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