Teamsters 831’s Joe Caggiano is NYC’s Longest-Serving Sanitation Worker
With nearly 52 years on the job, Teamsters 831 member Joe Caggiano is the city's longest-serving sanitation worker. The 75 year-old started back when John Lindsay was mayor, and garbage trucks only had three wheels.
“I feel you have to stay active to stay alive,” he said. “You start getting lazy, eating the wrong food, going to bed late — all of a sudden you’re on a different path and you get sick,” said Caggiano, a Staten Island resident.