• Times Union: Mayor backs unionized hotel workers in contract dispute

    On Tuesday September 26, Hilton Albany workers along with hundreds of their brothers and sisters in the Hotel Trades Council, allied organizations and elected officials rallied in support of the boycott of the downtown Albany hotel. The Times Union reported on the rally and Albany Mayor Kathy Sheenan's remarks, "Sheehan recalled supporting a city tax break package for the hotel, worth more than $1 million a year, and said hotel owners United Capital Corp. had "broken their promises" by failing to reach a contract with the Hotel Trades Council, which represents about 140 workers at the hotel." Read more...

  • Times Union: Union pickets over contract dispute at Hilton Albany Hotel

    "[HTC Executive Vice President and General Counsel Rich] Maroko said United Capital, which is negotiating its first contract with the union, wants to replace the pension with a 10-cent an hour match to a 401(k) plan. Other demands include cutting paid bereavement days from five to three, loss of a week of paid vacation time, and reduction of minimum guaranteed pay for workers called in on on their days off." Read more...

  • HTC named "winner" on 2017 primary night by Crain's NY Business

    "The 32,000-member [Hotel Trades Council] is a fraction the size of more prominent labor organizations 1199 SEIU or 32BJ SEIU, but punches well above its weight thanks to an efficient and aggressive political arm. All 26 council candidates it endorsed triumphed Tuesday night, roughly half of them in competitive contests." Read more...

  • HTC Certified as Representative for 600 Workers at Rivers Casino!

    On February 27th, the Hotel Trades Council was certified as the bargaining representative of more than 600 workers at Rivers Casino and Resort in Schenectady, NY. This marks the second casino that HTC has organized in less than a month. Read more...

  • HTC in the Capital District: Better Contracts for Hotel and Gaming Workers

    In 2010, HTC, the New York Hotel Trades Council, AFL-CIO, became the union for hotel and gaming workers in the Capital District of New York State. In that short time, the union has greatly improved the union contract standards for these workers. Read more...


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