• President Peter Ward’s interviewed on NY1 about HTC’s endorsement of Mayor de Blasio for President

    On Thursday June 6, HTC President Peter Ward was interviewed by Errol Louis on NY1’s “Inside City Hall” about our union’s endorsement of Mayor Bill de Blasio for President. “I am a big believer that when you have friends and they stand behind you when you need them, that you ought to do the same thing… Mayor de Blasio has been there for us, on more than one occasion, when it has not been easy.” Read more...

  • Why de Blasio's the Candidate for Working Families

    Throughout most of the last century, if you had a job at a manufacturing plant, it was hard work, but it also meant stability and opportunity. Whether you worked with steel, textiles, rubber or any of the industries that fueled America's economy, it meant you could have a house, a car and the ability to put food on the table for your family. Read more...

  • Union’s 2019 Writing Contest Offers Cash Prizes to High School Students

    The union's 2019 writing contest for high school students is here! The competition is open to all children and eligible dependents of Hotel Trades Council and Local 6 members. Students must be in grades 10, 11 or 12 at the time of entering the competition. Cash prizes will be awarded to at least nine winners—with a top prize of $3,000 for the best overall entry. Read more...

  • Yonkers Raceway Workers Hit the Jackpot!

    Yonkers Raceway workers got great news in March, when they received their first HTC contract — a deal that will double their wages in a year, bring strong job protections, provide a pension, ensure seniority and do so much more. Read more...

  • More Criminal Justice Reform Measures Enacted in New York

    "Institutions like unions have a responsibility to do more than just advocate for the relatively small group of workers they represent on a day-to-day basis in the work place. Our work should be dedicated to changing and improving conditions in society that our members, their families and other working people need." —HTC President Peter Ward Read more...

  • Pension Increase for 27,000 HTC Members on January 1st!

    The Board of Trustees of the Industry-Wide Agreement Pension Fund has voted to enact what is by far the largest pension increase in the 80-year history of our union. This is particularly impressive when one realizes the HTC pension is already the largest pension anywhere in the hotel industry. Read more...

  • Rivers Casino Workers Ratify Their First Contract

    An excellent new first contract has been successfully negotiated by our union for the 800 employees of the Rivers Resort and Casino in Schenectady, New York. It was ratified by the workers with a resounding 98% majority on October 17th and 18th. The casino/resort signed on to HTC’s Greater Regional Industry Wide Agreement (the "GRIWA"), which is our union’s recently established landmark master contract for upstate New York, Northern New Jersey and the suburbs of New York City. Read more...


The Hotel Trades Council has spent years fighting to ensure that gaming jobs in New York State are good, middle class jobs. Read More

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