Engel Gives Keynote Address at Teamsters Local 237 Retiree Division Luncheon

Engel Gives Keynote Address at Teamsters Local 237 Retiree Division Luncheon

New York- Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of House Energy and Commerce Committee, gave the keynote address at the Retiree Division of Teamsters Local 237 Annual Founders Day Luncheon. Engel offered greetings to the members and spoke of the need to protect workers’ rights and programs aimed at supporting retirees, including Social Security.

“It was an honor to address the Retiree Division of Teamsters Local 237, men and women who every day exhibit their lifelong commitment to the members of Local 237,” Engel said. “As many of the retirees I met today noted, ‘you may retire from work, but you never retire from the union.’ It is this same type of dedication I try to show to the working men and women across the country as a Member of Congress.

“Unions helped make the middle-class in this country, and they are a key component in keeping our nation’s economic fortunes strong. My father was a union man, and I followed in his footsteps as a member of the teachers union before being elected to office. I know firsthand just how hard folks like the members of Local 237 have worked throughout their lives, and I believe they deserve to enjoy their golden years with dignity and security. I will continue to stand up on behalf of American workers in Congress, and will also continue to do all that I can to preserve the critical programming that provides them with peace of mind during retirement.”   

Background:Teamsters Local 237 is a union of 24,000 New York City employees who work in government agencies and several municipalities on Long Island.

Pictured (from left):Patricia Stryker, Recording Secretary for Local 237; New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer; Gregory Floyd, President,Local 237; Congressman Engel; Nancy B. True, Director, Retiree Division.