• City & State - Top Union Leaders to Gov. Cuomo: End NYC’s School Bus Crisis

    HTC President Peter Ward, NYS AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento, and ATU Local 1181 President Michael Cordiello issue a letter to Governor Cuomo demanding that Employee Protection Provisions (EPP’s) are put back into the contracts that New York City signs with school bus companies. EPP’s give drivers the right to keep their wages and benefits if they go from one company to another. Read more...

  • High School Seniors Can Apply Now for 2019 College Scholarships!

    The Vito J. Pitta scholarship program and the Hotel Trades Council Division A scholarship program are now accepting applications for their 2019 awards. These programs provide an outstanding opportunity for members’ children to supplement the ever growing high cost of college. 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 Story Behind the GRIWA

    This edition of Hotel Voice is dedicated to the second Greater Regional Industry-Wide Agreement the Hotel Trades Council has reached with the hotel industry covering Northern New Jersey, the Capital District of New York State, and the suburbs of New York City. This historic successor agreement builds upon the unprecedented initial GRIWA that established a new master contract covering those areas. Read more...

  • HTC and the Little Rock Nine

    In the 1950's, HTC established an award for those who helped propel the civil rights movement forward. Among those our union recognized with this annual award were A. Phillip Randolph, James Meredith, the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. (twice) and, in 1958, the nine brave students who became known as the Little Rock Nine. 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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