Teamsters Local 700 member Joseph Lowery was recognized by the City of Chicago’s Streets and Sanitation Department for his hard work and professionalism that he provided during a recent residential cleanup.
Joseph has been a Motor Truck Driver for the city for nearly 14 years and is currently based out of the forestry location at 103rd Street. He was sent on a job earlier this year to remove backyard debris, including tree branches and stubs, for Ella White, a resident of the 8th Ward in Chicago.
After the work was completed, White wrote a letter to Commissioner Charles Williams that she was amazed at how courteous, skilled and friendly Joseph was. White wrote in a letter, “I want to say thank you again for an amazing job and for helping a senior homeowner.”
Williams presented Joseph with an award last month, describing him as a “shining example for all” and applauded him for his hard work and dedication to the community.
“Getting recognized in this manner means a lot to me and my family,” said Joseph. “I was excited to receive this award and it really makes me proud of the job I do.”
“City jobs can be tough and dirty, and Joseph approached his job with sophistication and kindness,” said Becky Strzechowski, Local 700 President. “On behalf of the Teamsters Local 700 Executive Board, I commend Joseph for doing such great work for the city and its residents.”