This Week's Hotel Voice

A Preview of the New Brooklyn Health Center
Hotel Voice, March 13, 2017 - The exterior of the Brooklyn Health Center is 99% complete and work is taking place daily to get the interior of the state-of-the-art facility ready for a grand opening before the end of the summer. [more...]

Workers at the EVEN Brooklyn, by IHG, Win a Contract
Hotel Voice, March 10, 2017 - The union has won at contract for the workers at the EVEN Hotel in Brooklyn. The employees won HTC representation through a card count certification conducted at the Office of the Impartial Chairperson. [more...]

Members Testify at North Bergen Airbnb Hearing
Hotel Voice, February 21, 2017 - On February 2, 16 members of the Hotel Trades Council attended the Board of Commissioners meeting in North Bergen, NJ, to express their support for a resolution the town was considering to regulate Airbnb rentals. The resolution was adopted with a unanimous vote of the Board, which is great news for hotel workers and town residents alike. [more...]

Health Centers’ Healthy Lifestyle Event Is March 13-17
Hotel Voice, February 15, 2017 - One of the best ways to spend an hour or so of your time will be found at the Union’s Health and Dental Centers Monday, March 13 through Friday, March 17 during Health Lifestyle, another valuable Health Awareness Event. [more...]

HTC Members Support Shuttle Bus Drivers in Newark
Hotel Voice, February 3, 2017 - On Friday, January 20th, 65 HTC members turned out to a rally in Newark, NJ, in support of our brothers and sisters at Local 108, RWDSU. At the time, Local 108 was in a contract fight with Gateway, a shuttle bus company. The company’s shuttle bus drivers earn low wages and had not seen a wage increase in five years. [more...]

Union Wins A Contract For the Evelyn Hotel Employees
Hotel Voice, January 25, 2017 - HTC has won a contract for the 41 employees of the Evelyn Hotel. The workers unanimously ratified the contract on January 11, 2017. Now, their working lives have drastically improved thanks to the terms and conditions provided for in the Industry Wide Agreement (IWA). [more...]

Health Benefits and Compensation for Workers Impacted by 9/11
Hotel Voice, January 20, 2017 - If you were in lower Manhattan, south of Canal Street, between September 11, 2001 and May 30, 2002, you may be entitled to free healthcare and compensation benefits. [more...]

High School Seniors Can Apply Now for 2017 College Scholarships!
Hotel Voice, January 18, 2017 - The Vito J. Pitta scholarship program and the Hotel Trades Council Division A scholarship program are now accepting applications for the 2017 awards. These programs provide an outstanding opportunity for members’ children to attend the college or university of their choice and to realize their career goals. [more...]

Industry Training Program Is Registering Members for Spring Semester
Hotel Voice, January 10, 2017 - Eligible members of our union who are interested in the Industry Training Program (ITP) should take note that registration for the school’s next semester (Spring 2017) is taking place right now. [more...]

Applying for a Union Plus Scholarship
Hotel Voice, January 3, 2017 - This is a reminder that the January 31 application deadline for Union Plus scholarships is rapidly approaching. The Union Plus Scholarship Program is open to all members of the Hotel Trades Council and Local 6, as well as their spouses and dependents. [more...]

Union Wins Contract at the AKA Wall Street Hotel
Hotel Voice, December 13, 2016 - On December 7, 2016, AKA Wall Street employees unanimously ratified the Industry Wide Agreement (IWA), joining over 30,000 other hotel workers in New York City covered by the contract. [more...]

Industry Training Program Is Registering Members for Next Semester
Hotel Voice, December 7, 2016 - Eligible members of our union who are interested in the Industry Training Program (ITP) should note that registration for the school’s next semester (Spring 2017) is taking place right now. [more...]

Members Can Enroll in 401 (k) Plan from November 28 Until December 16
Hotel Voice, November 21, 2016 - One of the two annual enrollment periods for the Union's 401 (k) program is taking place between Monday, November 28 and Friday, December 16, and members looking for a more secure retirement are urged to consider joining this benefit. As of this quarter, there were already more than 13,000 members participating in the 401 (k) plan benefit with a total of over $413 million invested. [more...]

Women’s Health Week Draws More than 5,000 Visitors
Hotel Voice, November 14, 2016 - Women who visited any of the Health and Dental Centers for Women’s Health Week 2016 did not need an appointment to be able to receive testing and an exam that allowed doctors to detect early signs of cancer. [more...]

Children’s Holiday Party Registration Taking Place Now!
Hotel Voice, November 9, 2016 - This is a reminder that the Neighborhood Service Councils is registering children for the Hotel Trades Council’s annual holiday party for children. Members can register their children until Wednesday, November 23. [more...]

Flu Shots Available at Health Centers; Top Fears About Flu Shots Discredited
Hotel Voice, October 27, 2016 - Each year there are fears, rumors, urban legends and simple misinformation 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...]

Men’s Health Week Sets New Attendance Record
Hotel Voice, October 21, 2016 - Men’s Health Week 2016 drew an astonishing total of 4,335 visits to the Health and Dental Centers, breaking last year’s attendance record of 3,854 by 581 visits! The strong participation is further evidence that members are paying attention to health matters, and that means longer, happier and healthier lives. [more...]

Hotel Workers Walkathon Raises Cash for Juvenile Diabetes Research
Hotel Voice, October 21, 2016 - Because of the caring effort of hundreds of New York City hotel industry employees on October 2, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) received a large amount of needed funding. The event was the 25th annual Hotel Workers Walkathon. [more...]

Union Wins GRIWA Contract for Sheraton Mahwah Workers
Hotel Voice, October 21, 2016 - The Union has won a GRIWA (Greater Regional Industry Wide Agreement) contract at the Sheraton Mahwah Hotel. This marks the 24th hotel signed onto the GRIWA in New Jersey! [more...]

Women’s Health Week Is at the Health Centers October 24-28
Hotel Voice, October 21, 2016 - The Union's Health and Dental Centers will be hosting Women's Health Week from Monday, October 24, through Friday, October 28. The theme of the event is “Relax your mind and strengthen your body,” and it is hoped that a large number of members will take advantage of the many benefits it will offer, just as many members did for the recent Men’s Health Week. [more...]

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