For Immediate Release
July 14, 2008
Contact: Austin Shafran 212-725-2378(w); 917-417-3711(m)
Teamsters President Greg Floyd takes out advertisements on CBS Radio
during broadcast of All-Star Game to commend Public Housing Workers and Peace Officers
for dedicated service to the City
New York, NY- Teamsters Local 237, the largest local union in the 1.4 million- member International Brotherhood of Teamsters, launched a radio advertisement campaign on behalf of its nearly 30,000 members. Lead by its President, Greg Floyd, Teamsters Local 237 took out advertisements on CBS Radio during the broadcast of the All-Star Game to be held at the historic Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, July 15.
In its three advertisements, the Teamsters recognize the immeasurable value of the public service its members render to the city on a daily basis. Specifically, the advertisements focus on:
To download the radio advertisements or learn more about the members of Teamsters Local 237, visit their website at: www.local237.org
Hercules 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.