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New York Hotel Trades Council

The New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council, AFL-CIO, is the union of hotel workers in the New York City metropolitan area and Capital Region of New York State.  Our union represents approximately 32,000 non-managerial employees working in all hotel departments. 

More than 300 hotels and other related businesses employ our members and are under contract to our union. This accounts for approximately 75% of the hotel industry within the five boroughs of New York City. 

The membership of our union is united and militant, but also incredibly diverse. They come from many nations and backgrounds and speak more than 50 languages. 
The workers represented by our union enjoy the best union contract for hotel workers in the world, guaranteeing excellent wages, benefits, working conditions, and standards of fair treatment.

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Operations Assistant

We are seeking an assistant for our union's operations team.  The operations team works closely with the union’s organizing department as well as departments throughout the organization on program/project management, information management and analysis, logistics, research, office management, and human resources. 

  • Assisting with the coordination of multiple projects
  • Assisting with the daily operations of the organizing department
  • Planning and executing logistics for campaigns, events, and picket lines
  • Maintaining accurate and up-to-date data in complex databases
  • Creating reports and tools for data analysis, analyzing the data, and providing managerial staff with reliable recommendations
  • Helping to create, supervise, and conduct research projects
  • Training staff on how to use technology and troubleshooting problems
  • Drafting plans to Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of work procedures
  • Writing articles for union website
  • Archiving union media


The New York Hotel & Motel Trades Council is a powerful and dynamic organization. Any successful operations assistant who distinguishes him/herself, demonstrates commitment and resourcefulness, and develops an understanding of the union and its operations will have numerous opportunities for advancement in a number of interesting and challenging areas.


  • Commitment to social justice
  • 1 - 2 years of applicable work experience preferred
  • Ambition to take responsibility for assigned projects
  • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail
  • Experience researching in databases and on the web
  • Four-year degree
  • Bilingual Spanish/Mandarin/Cantonese/Polish a plus
  • Interest and ability to quickly learn database programs
  • Familiarity with Mac OSX operating system
  • Working knowledge of Apple iWork Suite and/or Microsoft Office, especially MS Excel

Annual salary range will start at $37,000 - $40,000
Excellent benefits and retirement package

Application Instructions

In addition to a resume and references, applicants must include a cover letter. The cover letter should be clear and concise and explain which position you are applying for, the specific reasons for your interest in the position, and specify (with appropriate explanation) which of each of the listed qualifications you possess and which ones you do not possess.

Please refer to individual job postings for any additional application materials that may be required or recommended. The cover letter, resume, references and additional materials should be emailed to:


The New York Hotel Trades Council, AFL-CIO, is an equal opportunity employer. All persons regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender, religious affiliation and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply.