Teamsters Local 237

President's Award Winners

Mildred Powell

Mildred Powell

Housekeeping Supervisor

Elmhurst Hospital

Citywide Division

Mildred Powell became a member of Local 237 in 2007. She has been a shop steward for two years and is also a member of the Labor Caucus at Elmhurst Hospital; participating in the Payroll and Security committees. She likes “keeping the place clean for the patients” and feels that her co-workers are like “brothers and sisters.” Ms. Powell is a proud union member.  She is proud to help her co-workers and appreciates and values the great benefits of union membership. Ms. Powell enjoys spending time with her family. Married for 40 years to Donnell Powell, they have two children (Donnell J. Powell and Tiffany J. Maldonado) and grandchildren Brianna (8) and Aiden (2)

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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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