Non-union hotel development in Williamsburg

NYHTC — November 16, 2010

Hotel development in New York is booming. Increasingly, developers are building hotels in areas outside of the traditional hotel terrain: not only Manhattan but also Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Staten Island are home to many new hotels of differing types and sizes.

The Daily News recently reported that the Condor opened at 56 Franklin Avenue in Brooklyn's Williamsburg. Situated in a heavily Jewish neighborhood, the hotel caters to Orthodox Jewish families. The Daily News also reported that another hotel, catering to Hasidic Jews, is slated to open around the corner in the coming months.

The Condor Hotel is one small example of the larger wave of non-union hotel development ongoing in New York City. This influx of non-union hotels presents a serious threat to the contract standards our union has fought so hard to secure.

Furman, Phyllis. The Condor, hotel for Orthodox Jewish families, opens in Williamsburg. New York Daily News. November 8, 2010.