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Local 237 Member Benefits

Job security, pensions and good benefits are just of the few the reasons that workers join unions. Local 237 member benefits are among the best in New York and the nation. Our union has fought for them at the bargaining table – both in the last round of contract negotiations and in every contract preceding that.

Benefits Feature News

  • Social Services Dept.


    Local 237 has created a new Social Services Department.  For the first time, members participating in the Local 237 Welfare Fund can access free, professional social services.

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  • Optical Benefit Improvement


    Local 237 Welfare Fund participants no longer need a voucher from the Fund office to use Optical Benefits. Instead, just obtain a claim form at the optical services provider of your choice that participates in the  Comprehensive Professional Systems (CPS) PPO Network. 

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  • Financial advice is just a phone call away!

    Free professional financial planning is available to all active Local 237 Welfare Fund participants.  A personal financial planner to review your finances, ask questions and assist in developing a financial strategy.


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The Local 237 Board of Trustees administers certain benefits available to you as a covered employee and a member of the Teamsters Local 237 Welfare Fund. These negotiated benefits are the result of collective bargaining agreements between Teamsters Local 237 and; the Department of Education, the Health and Hospitals Corporation, the NYC Housing Authority, and certain NYC Mayoral Agencies. The benefits provided by this Fund are paid for by contributions from your employer to the Fund on your behalf.

Welfare Fund Dental Plan Providers (search under the "providers" tab)

Welfare Fund Optical Plan Providers

  pdf Privacy Notice (active), Sept. 2013 (160 KB)

  pdf Privacy Notice (retiree), Sept. 2013
(160 KB)

Pension Information


Health, Welfare and Pension Benefits
In addition to employer-provided health and pension benefits, most Local 237 members participate in our union’s Welfare Benefit Funds, which provide medical benefits such as prescription drugs, optical and dental care.  Additionally, 237 members have access to free legal services, educational programs, financial planning, and retirement planning.

Legal Services Plan

Education Department

Retiree Division

Social Services


Voting Privileges
Local 237 is a Democratic union.  Union membership enables workers attend union meetings and to vote on union contracts.  Members elect our union leadership and vote on other important matters involving your work and the union.

Children of Local 237 members who are high school seniors have the opportunity to compete for scholarships offered by the International Union and the NYS AFL-CIO.

Union Communications(page link)
Members receive our local union publication, Local 237 Newsline, to keep them you informed about union activities and issues at the local, state and national levels. They also receive The Teamster magazine from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Union.

Teamster Privilege Benefits and Discounts

Occupational Health & Safety

 Housing Assistance

 Free CDL Classes

 Recommended Private Legal Representation