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Local 237 Hosts First Ever New York City Mayoral Forum

 

For Immediate Release                                                                          Contact: Jay Strell
April 15, 2009                                                                                       Sunshine, Sachs and Associates
                                                                                                           strell@sunshinesachs.com
                                                                                                           212.691.2800


Mayoral candidates Councilman Tony Avella and Comptroller Bill Thompson as well as candidates for Public Advocate and Comptroller will address union members and answer their questions in public forum

NEW YORK—Teamsters Local 237 will host its first ever candidates forum for Mayor, Comptroller and Public Advocate at Hilton New York Hotel on Saturday, April 18 at 9:30AM.  The candidates will address members of the union and answer their questions. Mayoral candidates include: Councilman Tony Avella and Comptroller Bill Thompson; Public Advocate candidates include: Councilmen Bill de Blasio and Eric Gioia, Mark Green, and Norman Siegel; Comptroller candidates include: Councilmen John Liu and David Yassky. The forum will be moderated by New York Daily News Columnist Errol Louis.

Teamsters Local 237 represents 9,000 employees of the New York City Housing Authority, another 11,000 members work in New York City agencies, the Board of Education, New York City Police Department the City University of New York and the Health and Hospital Corporation.


WHAT:     Local 237 Candidates Forum for NYC Mayor, Comptroller and Public Advocate

WHEN:     Saturday, April 18th-- 9:30 AM EST. Media Check-in at 8:30AM.

WHERE:     Hilton New York Hotel-- 1335 Avenue of the Americas btw 53rd and 54th Street

WHO:     Teamsters Local 237 President Greg Floyd, moderator NYDN columnist Errol Louis, mayoral candidates Councilman Tony Avella and Comptroller Bill Thompson; Public Advocate candidates Councilmen Bill de Blasio and Eric Gioia, Attorney Norman Siegel, Mark Green and Comptroller candidates Councilmen John Liu and David Yassky.

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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