This Week's Hotel Voice

Understanding COBRA Continuation Coverage
Hotel Voice, August 5, 2015 - As most of you know, Hotel Trades Council members and their eligible family members are able to continue their health coverage through a group plan in the event they have lost their regular employer-sponsored coverage. [more...]

Know Your Benefits: What to Know About Your Benefits When You Are Traveling Abroad
Hotel Voice, August 5, 2015 - Are you planning to travel to a foreign country? Although you don’t plan on getting sick or having an accident, especially when you are on vacation, you will want to be prepared just in case. [more...]

A Message from the Benefit Funds Office: General Rules Regarding Health Center Eligibility
Hotel Voice, August 5, 2015 - Did you know that you need to work at least 56 hours a month for you and your families to be eligible to use the Health Centers and certain other benefits and services available through your union contract? Did you know that employers report all employees’ hours of work to the Benefit Funds Office every month? [more...]

Life Insurance, 401 (k) Reminder: Keep Your Beneficiary Info Up to Date!
Hotel Voice, August 5, 2015 - One of the many benefits enjoyed by Hotel Trades Council members is life insurance. This is an important reminded to members to ensure that their life insurance beneficiary information is kept up to date. [more...]

College Scholarships Awarded to 54 High School Seniors
Hotel Voice, June 23, 2015 - The young faces of the future smiled broadly on June 22—and even broader smiles were on the faces of their proud parents—when 54 graduating high school seniors received college scholarships. [more...]

A Review of Your Additional Union Benefits and Services
Hotel Voice, June 15, 2015 - Membership in our Union brings about many benefits and services in addition to good wages, job security and other contractual provisions such as seniority, scheduling, vacations, etc. [more...]

Saving for College: About 529 Plans
Hotel Voice, June 15, 2015 - As the cost of college continues to rise annually above the rate of inflation, higher than the annual Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) and faster than the Consumer Price Index (CPI), parents are learning to fight back by establishing 529 college savings plans for their children. These tax shelters have grown enormously in popularity, especially in states like New York where residents have a state income tax to pay in addition to their federal income tax. [more...]

Hotel Voice, June 8, 2015 - Hotel Trades Council members voted overwhelmingly on June 4 to ratify a seven-year extension of the industry-wide contract (IWA) between the Union and the Hotel Association. [more...]

Hotel Voice, May 26, 2015 - Los hoteles que están amparados bajo el vigente Acuerdo para Toda la Industria, pero que no son miembros del grupo de negociación de la Hotel Association para la prórroga encajan en una de dos categorías. La primera categoría consiste en hoteles afines, denominados “Me Too”, en inglés. Los hoteles “Me Too” son aquellos que habían acordado independientemente estar sujetos a lo que negociara la Hotel Association. [more...]

Hundreds of Members Attend Union’s Political Information Sessions
Hotel Voice, March 23, 2015 - Many members have been volunteering their time helping our Union with various activities to keep us strong. These activities have included canvassing, leafleting during political campaigns, phone banking and other tasks, and all of them are important to our Union as a whole. [more...]

Members Travel to Albany to Lobby Legislators
Hotel Voice, March 16, 2015 - Almost 200 members journeyed to Albany on March 10, as part of the Share Better coalition, to lobby legislators. The members—and others—split into groups and met with more than 50 members of the New York State Assembly and Senate to express concerns about illegal hotels, illegal apartment rentals and Airbnb, the company whose web service helps enables these violations of the law. [more...]

Union Volunteers Help Us All!
Hotel Voice, March 16, 2015 - Every day of the week dozens of members are volunteering their time to assist the Union in a variety of activities that are important to all of us. [more...]

Minimum Wage Increase Announced by Governor Cuomo; The Good News Is Delivered in our auditorium
Hotel Voice, March 2, 2015 - Saying that the sweetest success is shared success, Governor Andrew Cuomo came to our Union’s auditorium on February 24 to announce some very good news for the state’s working poor [more...]

Who Will Collect Your Insurance?
Hotel Voice, March 2, 2015 - Is the beneficiary information for your life insurance and 401 (k) plan up to date? [more...]

2015 Writing Contest Rules and Entry Procedures
Hotel Voice, February 23, 2015 - The 2015 writing contest is open to all children and eligible dependents of Hotel Trades Council and/or Local 6 members. Prizes of $2,000 for first place, $1,000 for second place and $300 for third place will be awarded in each of the three categories detailed below. [more...]

Industry Training Program Registering Members for Spring 2015 Semester
Hotel Voice, February 9, 2015 - Eligible members of our Union who are interested in the Industry Training Program (ITP) should take note that registration for the school’s Spring 2015 semester is now taking place. For more than 50 years the Union’s Industry Training Program has been a door of opportunity for countless members, and that door is open once again. [more...]

Local 1422 Membership Meeting(s)
Hotel Voice, January 12, 2015 - [more...]

Local 56 Membership Meeting Notice
Hotel Voice, January 12, 2015 - This is a notice to all members of Local 56, International Brotherhood of Firemen, Oilers and Maintenance Mechanics, 32 BJ, SEIU. [more...]

Here’s what the new Brooklyn health center will look like
Hotel Voice, November 17, 2014 - The Brooklyn Health Center has taken shape on paper, with a groundbreaking on the actual construction estimated for 2015 and a full opening in 2016. [more...]

Reminder: Now Is the Time to Get a Flu Shot
Hotel Voice, October 13, 2014 - [more...]

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