This Week's Hotel Voice

Health Benefits and Compensation for Workers Impacted by 9/11
Hotel Voice, January 20, 2017 - If you were in lower Manhattan, south of Canal Street, between September 11, 2001 and May 30, 2002, you may be entitled to free healthcare and compensation benefits. [more...]

High School Seniors Can Apply Now for 2017 College Scholarships!
Hotel Voice, January 18, 2017 - The Vito J. Pitta scholarship program and the Hotel Trades Council Division A scholarship program are now accepting applications for the 2017 awards. These programs provide an outstanding opportunity for members’ children to attend the college or university of their choice and to realize their career goals. [more...]

Industry Training Program Is Registering Members for Spring Semester
Hotel Voice, January 10, 2017 - Eligible members of our union who are interested in the Industry Training Program (ITP) should take note that registration for the school’s next semester (Spring 2017) is taking place right now. [more...]

Applying for a Union Plus Scholarship
Hotel Voice, January 3, 2017 - This is a reminder that the January 31 application deadline for Union Plus scholarships is rapidly approaching. The Union Plus Scholarship Program is open to all members of the Hotel Trades Council and Local 6, as well as their spouses and dependents. [more...]

Union Wins Contract at the AKA Wall Street Hotel
Hotel Voice, December 13, 2016 - On December 7, 2016, AKA Wall Street employees unanimously ratified the Industry Wide Agreement (IWA), joining over 30,000 other hotel workers in New York City covered by the contract. [more...]

Industry Training Program Is Registering Members for Next Semester
Hotel Voice, December 7, 2016 - Eligible members of our union who are interested in the Industry Training Program (ITP) should note that registration for the school’s next semester (Spring 2017) is taking place right now. [more...]

Members Can Enroll in 401 (k) Plan from November 28 Until December 16
Hotel Voice, November 21, 2016 - One of the two annual enrollment periods for the Union's 401 (k) program is taking place between Monday, November 28 and Friday, December 16, and members looking for a more secure retirement are urged to consider joining this benefit. As of this quarter, there were already more than 13,000 members participating in the 401 (k) plan benefit with a total of over $413 million invested. [more...]

Women’s Health Week Draws More than 5,000 Visitors
Hotel Voice, November 14, 2016 - Women who visited any of the Health and Dental Centers for Women’s Health Week 2016 did not need an appointment to be able to receive testing and an exam that allowed doctors to detect early signs of cancer. [more...]

Children’s Holiday Party Registration Taking Place Now!
Hotel Voice, November 9, 2016 - This is a reminder that the Neighborhood Service Councils is registering children for the Hotel Trades Council’s annual holiday party for children. Members can register their children until Wednesday, November 23. [more...]

Flu Shots Available at Health Centers; Top Fears About Flu Shots Discredited
Hotel Voice, October 27, 2016 - Each year there are fears, rumors, urban legends and simple misinformation that keep more than half the population in the U.S. from protecting themselves from the flu. But the truth is this: There is no better way to avoid getting the flu than to get the annual vaccine, which is often referred to as a “flu shot.” [more...]

Men’s Health Week Sets New Attendance Record
Hotel Voice, October 21, 2016 - Men’s Health Week 2016 drew an astonishing total of 4,335 visits to the Health and Dental Centers, breaking last year’s attendance record of 3,854 by 581 visits! The strong participation is further evidence that members are paying attention to health matters, and that means longer, happier and healthier lives. [more...]

Hotel Workers Walkathon Raises Cash for Juvenile Diabetes Research
Hotel Voice, October 21, 2016 - Because of the caring effort of hundreds of New York City hotel industry employees on October 2, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) received a large amount of needed funding. The event was the 25th annual Hotel Workers Walkathon. [more...]

Union Wins GRIWA Contract for Sheraton Mahwah Workers
Hotel Voice, October 21, 2016 - The Union has won a GRIWA (Greater Regional Industry Wide Agreement) contract at the Sheraton Mahwah Hotel. This marks the 24th hotel signed onto the GRIWA in New Jersey! [more...]

Women’s Health Week Is at the Health Centers October 24-28
Hotel Voice, October 21, 2016 - The Union's Health and Dental Centers will be hosting Women's Health Week from Monday, October 24, through Friday, October 28. The theme of the event is “Relax your mind and strengthen your body,” and it is hoped that a large number of members will take advantage of the many benefits it will offer, just as many members did for the recent Men’s Health Week. [more...]

Richard Maroko Named New Jersey Labor Day Parade Grand Marshall
Hotel Voice, October 7, 2016 - Hotel Trades Council Vice President and General Counsel Richard Maroko was honored as the Grand Marshall of the New Jersey Labor Day Parade held in Newark September 9. [more...]

Contract Won at Courtyard Newark Liberty International Hotel
Hotel Voice, September 23, 2016 - Courtyard employees unanimously ratified the agreement and they can now look forward to a new era of higher wages, better benefits, scheduling rights and strong job protections as part of the GRIWA. [more...]

Men’s Health Week Is September 26-30
Hotel Voice, September 15, 2016 - Men’s Health Week will take place at the Health and Dental Centers from Monday, September 26 through Friday, September 30. All eligible members and their enrolled family are welcome. [more...]

Our Union’s Families Loved Kids Days 2016!
Hotel Voice, August 31, 2016 - There were thousands of medical and dental visits recorded at the Union’s Health and Dental Centers for Kids Days 2016, in another display of the mounting popularity of this annual event. [more...]

Our 2016 Writing Contest Awards
Hotel Voice, August 29, 2016 - This year marks the 14th anniversary of the Union’s annual writing contest for high school students and the competition grows more popular each year. For the 2016 edition of the contest, almost 300 entries were submitted. [more...]

Union Wins Back Pay at the Redbury
Hotel Voice, August 25, 2016 - There are five bell persons at the Redbury Hotel who this week are celebrating back pay the Union obtained on their behalf. [more...]

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