Hiring Enforcement Office:

1. Q: I’ve been laid off. Can I register to be sent out to interviews with other union hotels?
A: At this time, there are wide spread layoffs in the industry and there are very, very few job opportunities being posted with the Union. If you would be interested in registering for work, please call: (212) 245-8100 and select option #3 to reach the Hiring Enforcement Office. Leave us a message with your full name, the best phone number to reach you at, and the last four digits of your social security number.

2. Q: I was hired for a permanent job at a hotel, however, I’m on layoff or do not have hours, do I still have a permanent job?
A: Temporary layoffs do not mean you lost your permanent job. Since layoffs are done by seniority, newer employees will be the first to be laid off. Once business starts picking up permanent employees will be recalled in order of seniority.

3. Q: What do I do if someone with lower seniority than me is still working?
You should speak to your Business Agent if you feel like there is a contract violation. Call (212) 245-8100 and select option #2 to leave a message for your Business Agent.

4. Q: I am an Extra employee and I work on the morning shift. Why is someone from the evening shift working and I am on layoff?
Extras or substitutes cannot work when there is a lay-off in the department. As such, if a full-time Room Attendant is laid off in the PM, an extra can't work in the AM. (Management also does not have to notify us of lay-off of extras or substitutes and they don't get the five-day notice/three day recall notice).