This Week's Hotel Voice



Hotel Workers Walkathon Photo Album
Hotel Voice, October 13, 2014 - As we reported two weeks ago in Hotel Voice, the 2014 Hotel Workers Walkathon drew hundreds of participants who helped raise money for Sanctuary for Families, an organization that has done amazing work for victims of domestic violence. [more...]


Flu Shots Are Now 
Available at Health Centers
Hotel Voice, September 29, 2014 - Each year there are fears, rumors, and urban legends that keep more than half the population in the U.S. from protecting themselves from the flu. But the truth is this: There is no better way to avoid getting the flu than to get the annual vaccine, which is often referred to as a “flu shot.” [more...]


Not Registered to Vote? Here’s How
Hotel Voice, September 15, 2014 - If you are not registered to vote you can do so by downloading a form from a website all New York voters can use. At www.elections.ny.gov/ you can download a New York State voter registration form and learn the steps necessary in order to become eligible to vote. [more...]


Do We Have Your Correct Address?
Hotel Voice, September 9, 2014 - Does the Union have your correct address? If you are not receiving this newspaper in your home mail, for example, it is likely the Union does not have your current address on file. It could mean a loss of benefits in addition to an absence of the important information that you need to know. [more...]


Pension, 401 (k) Account Answers Via Email
Hotel Voice, September 8, 2014 - [more...]


Afraid of the Dentist? MHAP Has Help!
Hotel Voice, August 25, 2014 - While this week’s Hotel Voice reports on the great job Kids Days does in teaching children to have no fear of doctors and dentists, the truth is that there are many adults with the same problem. [more...]


Healthy Gums and a Healthy Heart
Hotel Voice, August 25, 2014 - Regular dental care will help keep your teeth and gums healthy and beautiful, but did you know it may contribute to a healthier heart as well? [more...]


COBRA Qualifying Events
Hotel Voice, August 11, 2014 - While this issue of Hotel Voice explains the choice members and/or their families have when health coverage through employment is lost, it is also a good time to review the events that may qualify them for COBRA. Here is a list of those events. [more...]


Union Wins Back Pay at Saratoga Casino & Raceway
Hotel Voice, May 19, 2014 - The sky is suddenly bluer and brighter for the employees at the Saratoga Casino & Raceway—HTC blue that is! That’s because the Union has won back pay for a large group of employees at “the Racino” due to management’s improper allocation of special function gratuities. [more...]


On Lay Off? Get a Local 6 Withdrawal Card!
Hotel Voice, May 12, 2014 - If you are a Local 6 member who is on layoff for any extended period of time it makes sense to come to the Union’s offices and obtain a withdrawal card. [more...]


Union Has Amusement Park Discount Tickets
Hotel Voice, May 12, 2014 - Six Flags Great Adventure is once again working with unions like our own to provide discount tickets for our members. The Union’s Neighborhood Service Councils (NSC) has these discount tickets available. [more...]


Peter Ward and Hotel Trades Council Administration Re-Elected by Acclamation
Hotel Voice, April 28, 2014 - Peter Ward and the Hotel Trades Council’s administration were re-elected by acclamation this week at a general membership meeting held on April 23. The HTC administration will serve a three-year term in office. [more...]


What All Members Need to Know About Their Benefits
Hotel Voice, April 28, 2014 - Here is important information about the major benefits to which you and members of your family may be entitled as a hotel worker covered by our master contract. The following plan benefits pertain to members who are “actively working” in covered employment, and their spouses and eligible dependents. [more...]


Is Your Benificary Information Current?
Hotel Voice, March 24, 2014 - Life insurance and a voluntary 401 (k) plan are among the benefits enjoyed by actively employed members of our Union. But to ensure that you take care of the people you love and want to remember you have to make sure that the designation of your insurance and 401 (k) beneficiaries is up to date. [more...]


Coming Soon . . . Patient Portals; Live Demos at Eat Well, Be Well, Feel Well!
Hotel Voice, March 17, 2014 - As the health industry moves toward engaging and encouraging patients to take control of their own health matters, the Employee Benefit Funds will be releasing a “patient portal” during the last week in March. A patient portal is a secure website that patients can use to view and interact with their medical information via the Internet. [more...]


In Memoriam: Tony Karasis
Hotel Voice, March 17, 2014 - Local 6 lost a dedicated member and longtime friend this month with the death of Antonios “Tony” Karasis. He was 87 years old. [more...]


Albany Rally Photo Album
Hotel Voice, March 17, 2014 - The Union appreciates the efforts of hundreds of members who journeyed to Albany on March 4 to rally and lobby for Universal Pre-K, a story we reported on in last week’s Hotel Voice. [more...]


A Look Back at Our Union’s History
Hotel Voice, January 20, 2014 - Along with many well known figures like Dr. Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks, there are many lesser known giants of the Civil Rights movement. One of them, Franklin McCain, passed away this week. [more...]


Here Is This Year’s Health Awareness Event Calendar
Hotel Voice, January 20, 2014 - More and more members and their families are coming to realize that people who eat well, refrain from smoking, get plenty of exercise and deal well with stress live longer, happier, and healthier lives. This isn’t just a theory, it is now an established medical fact. [more...]

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