• Rivers Casino Workers Ratify Their First Contract

    An excellent new first contract has been successfully negotiated by our union for the 800 employees of the Rivers Resort and Casino in Schenectady, New York. It was ratified by the workers with a resounding 98% majority on October 17th and 18th. The casino/resort signed on to HTC’s Greater Regional Industry Wide Agreement (the "GRIWA"), which is our union’s recently established landmark master contract for upstate New York, Northern New Jersey and the suburbs of New York City. Read more...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • HTC and the Little Rock Nine

    In the 1950's, HTC established an award for those who helped propel the civil rights movement forward. Among those our union recognized with this annual award were A. Phillip Randolph, James Meredith, the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. (twice) and, in 1958, the nine brave students who became known as the Little Rock Nine. 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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