SSA – Level 1
Debra Hamilton has been a School Safety Agent for almost 27 years. She is based at Middle School 22 in the Bronx West Command. Since 1999 she has been a Shop Steward. She likes to help people and fight on their behalf. As a SSA, she looks out for the kids and feels good when parents thank her.
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.