Greg Floyd Selected as ‘Roving Ambassador for Peace’ for Teamster Service
Teamsters Vice President At-Large Greg Floyd is set to receive the Laureate of World Peace Prize from the World Peace Prize, honoring him for his 35-year career as a labor leader in New York City.
Floyd, who is also Local 237’s Secretary-Treasurer, was selected this month as a “Roving Ambassador for Peace” by Fr. Sean McManus, who is the chief judge of the World Peace Prize. The World Peace Prize was founded in 1989.
“It is a tremendous honor to receive the World Peace Prize,” said Floyd. “When I review the names of past recipients, I am humbled to be considered a member of such a prestigious group. It is with great pride that on behalf of Teamsters Local 237 and the entire International Brotherhood of Teamsters, I accept this award.”
Teamsters General President Sean M. O’Brien lauded the choice of Floyd for the award, stating, “I want to congratulate Greg for receiving this award. We applaud this organization’s mission of connecting labor’s fight for justice with the fight for justice on many other fronts. Greg has been fighting on behalf of working families his entire life and is deserving of this honor.”
Floyd will receive the award during a ceremony in Washington to be held at a later date.