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LOCAL 237 PRESIDENT GREG FLOYD GIVES REMARKS AT A. PHILIP RANDOLPH BOULEVARD AND W.E.B. DUBOIS AVE. STREET NAMING CEREMONY

Media Advisory                                                Contact: Jay Strell

For Immediate Release                                    strell@sunshinesachs.com

November 6, 2009                                          212.691.2800/917.362.9248 cell


Floyd joins Councilman Robert Jackson, UFT President, local NAACP

President, CB 10 Chair, Author David Levering Lewis and Harlem

Historical Society for naming ceremony

NEW YORK—Teamsters Local 237 President Greg Floyd will join a host of

local Harlem civic leaders  to help rename 145th Street and Bradhurst Ave. as

A. Philip Randolph Boulevard and W.E.B. DuBois Ave on Saturday,

November 7th at 1:00 pm EST. Floyd will make remarks alongside, City

Councilman Robert Jackson, David Levering Lewis, Pulitzer Prize  winning

author, Franc Perry, Chair, Community Board 10, Michael Mulgrew, President,

United Teachers Federation, Dr. Annie B. Martin,  President,

New York Branch, NAACP, and Jacob Morris, Director, Harlem Historical Society.

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: Co-Naming Ceremony of 145th Street & Bradhurst Ave.
as A. Philip Randolph Boulevard & W.E.B. DuBois Ave


When: Saturday, November 7th – 1:00 pm EST


Where: 145th Street and Bradhurst Ave, Harlem, NY


Who:
Teamsters Local 237 President Greg Floyd, City
Councilman Robert Jackson, David Levering Lewis,
Pulitzer Prize winning author,  Franc  Perry, Chair,
Community Board 10, Michael Mulgrew,
President, United Teachers Federation, Dr. Annie B.
Martin, President, New York Branch, NAACP, and Jacob
Morris, Director, Harlem Historical Society.







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