Teamsters Local 237

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PRESS RELEASE 

For Immediate Release

July 14, 2008 

 

 Contact: Austin Shafran 212-725-2378(w); 917-417-3711(m)

Teamsters Local 237 Joins New York Yankees All-Star Lineup

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:

  1. Peace officers keep our streets safe, providing top-notch protective services at hospitals, schools and universities, The Department of Health, The Department of Citywide Administrative Services; and the Juvenile Justice Office.
  2. Public Housing is a life-saver for the nearly half a million people in New York City who live and work in public housing facilities. Devastating cuts to NYCHA have resulted in a drastic decline in the quality of life of public housing residents and workers. A restoration of consistent and adequate funding by the City, State and Federal government is critical to support the revitalization of public housing and essential to working class families.
  3. 4,500 School Safety Officers have the daunting task of protecting over 1 million students and teachers every day. Their jobs are not easy and never without risk, yet the men and women who serve as School Safety Agents are among the unsung heroes of our education system.
 

To download the radio advertisements or learn more about the members of Teamsters Local 237, visit their website at: www.local237.org

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