Category Archives: Union Business

Greg Floyd Speaks with Shola Olatoye, NYCHA Chair

Bill to Increase Criminal Penalties for Assaults on NYCHA Workers Passes the State Legislature

As a result of an aggressive advocacy campaign spearheaded by Local 237, The State Senate and Assembly have passed a bill that would raise the penalty for assaulting an employee of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) while performing

City budget is balanced, but tough union contract negotiations loom

M ayor Bloomberg’s balanced budget miracle may not help city workers looking  for a raise. Bloomberg announced last week that he is leaving Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio  with a balanced budget. The projected $2 billion gap no longer exists. Virtually

Local 237, Elected Officials Urging Major Overhaul of Housing Authority

Teamsters Local 237 President Gregory Floyd held a recent summit with union leaders and Members of Congress over the future of the struggling Housing Authority, calling for a forensic audit and square-one redesign of the agency’s repair system. A flawed,

Greg Floyd talks with Local 237 member Robert Beale, a NYCHA Elevator Mechanic who also serves as President of the Municipal Elevator Workers Association.

Teamsters Local 237 to back Bill Thompson

The Teamsters Local 237, one of the city’s more influential public sector unions, is set to endorse former Comptroller Bill Thompson’s mayoral bid Thursday, sources told the Insider. The president of the 24,000-member union, Gregory Floyd, on Wednesday morning confirmed

Local #1 Elevator Constructors Union Offering Apprenticeship Program

Elevator Constructors Recruit Apprentices   Long Island City, NY (May 03, 2013) -The International Union of Elevator Constructors JATC Local #1 will conduct a recruitment from June 3, 2013 through June 14, 2013 for 50 Elevator-Escalator Constructor and Modernizer apprentices,

Video: Mayoral Candidates Respond To Questions at Public Housing Forum

Candidates respond to questions from 237 members    

Lawyer Insurance Policy

Lawyer Insurance Policy For those of you who could’nt make the MEWA meeting this past Monday I am writing a post containing the information provided to us by our lawyer Arthur Schwartz esq. pertaining to the lawyer insurance policy that

James Hoffa, Teamsters President, Says Romney ‘Wants To Annihilate Organized Labor’

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The way Teamsters President James P. Hoffa sees it, GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney would be happy if an already weakened American labor movement ceased to exist altogether.   “He wants to annihilate organized labor