This Week's Hotel Voice

HTC Now Represents Almost 8,000 Members In Shops Outside New York City

Hotel Voice - July 1, 2018 Share/Save/Bookmark

This edition of Hotel Voice tells the story of how the Hotel Trades Council has organized and won contracts for thousands of hotel workers outside New York City and how it has strictly enforced those contracts. In 2010 HTC did not represent any employees outside New York City. Now the union represents almost 8,000 of these workers in addition to the 30,000 HTC represents in New York City. Photos on this page help tell the story of the campaign outside New York City. Landmark moments include, (1) winning almost a half million dollars in back pay awards at Resorts World Casino; (2) ratification of the first GRIWA for the Westin Jersey City; (3) HTC members picketing the Hilton Albany in a battle where the union won a new contract; (4) ratification of the first contract and extended contract at Resorts World Casino; (5) the New Jersey Labor Day Parade where HTC Executive Vice President and General Counsel Richard Maroko was named Grand Marshall; (6) members at the Courtyard Newark Downtown celebrating their first GRIWA in 2016; (7) members celebrating the first GRIWA at the Courtyard Newark Liberty International Hotel—where the ratification vote was unanimous; (8) $55,000 won in back pay for Saratoga Hilton employees; and (9) members at the Embassy Suites Secaucus Meadowlands celebrating their first contract in 2016.