Teamsters Local 237

Long Islanders Unanimously Ratify Contracts; North Babylon Talks Ahead

Local 237 members working at the Islip Housing Authority and Syosset Library have both recently voted to accept new contracts.   Each included raises with no givebacks.

Islip Housing Authority Negotiation Committee members Stephanie Rodriguez, Ben Carenza and Tony Timpone

The Islip Housing Authority Negotiation Committee won a five-year contract with annual raises.  All benefits were maintained at no additional cost to members. Likewise, Syosset Library workers voted for yearly raises and no increases in health benefit rates in their 3-year agreement.

Local 237 President Floyd said, “This is a tough time for American workers, but our Long Island members have proven that when we are unified, we win fair contracts.”

 Syosset Library workers pose after voting 100% in favor of their new contract.
Syosset Library workers pose after voting 100% in favor of their new contract.

North Babylon School District building and grounds workers, along with school bus drivers, are preparing now for their next contract.  Local 237 Long Island Division Director Ben Carenza explained, “We’ve had difficult negotiations at North Babylon in the past, so we aren’t taking anything for granted.  Our committee is working hard to get members the contract they deserve.”

The North Babylon Schools Negotiation Committee met on October 28th to formulate contract demands.

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