• $408,000 in Scholarships Awarded to 34 High School Seniors

    It was a day of celebration on June 21, when 34 children of our union’s members were awarded a total of $408,000 in college scholarships. It was by far the largest amount of money ever awarded in a single year since the program’s inception in 1987. To date, the scholarship program has now awarded a total of $8,768,000 in grants to 1,080 students. It is money well spent. Past surveys have revealed that the program has had an outstanding record of success — virtually all previous recipients finished college or graduate school or are still pursuing their education. Read more...

  • Yonkers Raceway Workers Hit the Jackpot!

    Yonkers Raceway workers got great news in March, when they received their first HTC contract — a deal that will double their wages in a year, bring strong job protections, provide a pension, ensure seniority and do so much more. Read more...

  • More Criminal Justice Reform Measures Enacted in New York

    "Institutions like unions have a responsibility to do more than just advocate for the relatively small group of workers they represent on a day-to-day basis in the work place. Our work should be dedicated to changing and improving conditions in society that our members, their families and other working people need." —HTC President Peter Ward Read more...

  • Pension Increase for 27,000 HTC Members on January 1st!

    The Board of Trustees of the Industry-Wide Agreement Pension Fund has voted to enact what is by far the largest pension increase in the 80-year history of our union. This is particularly impressive when one realizes the HTC pension is already the largest pension anywhere in the hotel industry. Read more...

  • 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...


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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