• It’s Unanimous! Union Wins City Council Vote to Cut Down on Illegal Hotels

    On Wednesday, July 18, the New York City Council voted unanimously to pass a bill that restricts Airbnb and other short-term home rental services from threatening hotel jobs and reducing affordable housing. It is a significant victory for our union. Read more...

  • The Story Behind the GRIWA

    This edition of Hotel Voice is dedicated to the second Greater Regional Industry-Wide Agreement the Hotel Trades Council has reached with the hotel industry covering Northern New Jersey, the Capital District of New York State, and the suburbs of New York City. This historic successor agreement builds upon the unprecedented initial GRIWA that established a new master contract covering those areas. Read more...

  • Del Lago Casino Workers Win Contract

    HTC has won a contract for the nearly 1,000 union-represented employees at del Lago Resort and Casino in Waterloo, NY. The casino signed onto the Greater Regional Industry Wide Agreement, or GRIWA, which is the HTC contract for the region. At the ratification, union representatives, including, lawyers, business agents and organizers, met with workers to review the contract in detail, in order to allow employees to cast their vote in an informed and democratic manner. Read more...

  • The New Brooklyn Health Center Is Now Serving Members and Their Families!

    Construction is complete, the ribbon cutting has occurred, the new Brooklyn Health Center is open, and Hotel Trades Council members and their families now enjoy the finest healthcare facility of its kind anywhere in the U.S. Read more...

  • New York Times: Ruling Doubles Paycheck for 1,375 Employees at High-Grossing Queens Slot Parlor

    "Peter Ward, president of the Hotel Trades Council, said 'This is the outcome we want, if we’re going to have gambling in New York. We’ve worked to create a situation where the middle class is suddenly within reach of gaming workers…not a bunch of minimum-wage jobs where people have to live on the dole to survive.'" Read more...


The Hotel Trades Council has spent years fighting to ensure that gaming jobs in New York State are good, middle class jobs. Read More

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