Hotel Voice

Women’s Health Week Wins Praise from Members

November 17, 2017 1:30 PM

Almost 5,000 members participated in the recent Women’s Health Week — focusing on good health by eating well and getting plenty of exercise.

New York State Paid Family Leave Begins January 1, 2018

October 31, 2017 4:17 PM

HTC members employed in New York State are eligible for a new law providing paid family leave beginning January 1, 2018.

Members, Elected Officials Speak Out Against Airbnb

October 31, 2017 4:07 PM

At a press conference, Councilmember Ritchie Torres described Airbnb as the “worst company in New York City,” saying there is no other company that “undercuts affordability and job quality and public safety on the sweeping scale of Airbnb.”

Children’s Holiday Party Registration

October 31, 2017 4:06 PM

The union will be registering children for its holiday party from now until Monday, November 27. Don’t let your children miss out on this festive, fun-filled event, which happens to also be a happy holiday treat for the parents who attend!

Union Wins Contract at Hilton Newark Airport Hotel

October 24, 2017 6:57 PM

After tough negotiations with both hotel ownership and the Hilton corporation, the hotel eventually signed onto the Greater Regional Industry Wide Agreement, which is the HTC contract for the area.

Hotel Workers Walkathon Raises Cash for City Harvest

October 3, 2017 6:22 PM

Many hungry New Yorkers—and hurricane victims in Puerto Rico—will benefit because of the caring effort of hundreds of New York City hotel industry employees on Sunday, October 1.

Union Wins $250,000 in Back Pay at Resorts World

October 3, 2017 6:13 PM

Nearly 100 workers at Resorts World Casino shared in the distribution of the $250,000 in back pay.

Men’s Health Week Draws More than 3,300 Visitors

October 3, 2017 6:09 PM

This year’s Men’s Health Week drew 3,363 visitors, to the delight of Health and Dental Center staff members who called it further evidence that members are paying attention to health issues.

HTC Wins Contract For Candlewood Suites Nanuet Employees

October 3, 2017 6:02 PM

HTC has won a contract for the Front Desk, Housekeeping, Driver and Maintenance employees at the Candlewood Suites Nanuet. Union employees are now covered by the Greater Regional Industry Wide Agreement and has also agreed to the successor GRIWA negotiated by the Union.

HTC Wins a Contract at the Beekman Hotel

September 28, 2017 6:02 PM

On September 19th, 2017, the employees at the Beekman Hotel unanimously voted to ratify their contact. They are now covered by the Industry Wide Agreement, which covers nearly 35,000 hotel employees across NYC.

HTC wins contract for Rainbow Room employees

September 28, 2017 5:58 PM

On July 26th, 2017, the employees of the Rainbow Room restaurant unanimously voted for their Union contract.

2017 Hotel Workers Walkathon

September 22, 2017 7:23 PM

Awards Announced in Union’s Writing Contest

Hotel Voice — August 22, 2017

This year's Writing Contest awards cash prizes and bragging rights to high school students whose parents are members of the Hotel Trades Council and/or Local 6.

Kids Days to Be Held August 23, 24 and 25

August 11, 2017 10:25 AM

Kids Days 2017 will take place at the Health Centers and the Midtown Dental Center on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, August 23, 24 and 25. As always, no appointments will be necessary for families to take advantage of the great benefits of this health awareness event.

Union Wins $55,000 in Back Pay For Saratoga Hilton Employees

June 19, 2017 2:47 PM

On May 5, 2017, the union was able to resolve the matter with both management companies at the Saratoga Hilton. Members ratified a settlement agreement that makes them whole for lost gratuities.

Members and Retirees Praise Seniors’ Days 2017

May 24, 2017 3:55 PM

The event targeted the well being of seniors as a whole while also devoting time to individuals, those that participated visited their respective Health and Dental Centers giving each of them the opportunity to speak personally with doctors, dentists and other health care professionals.

Union Endorses Mayor de Blasio

May 17, 2017 9:58 AM

The union endorsed Mayor Bill de Blasio for reelection before an enthusiastic crowd of members assembled in Gertrude Lane Auditorium on May 10.

Cuomo Signs Pro-Union Law at Our Union Hall

May 15, 2017 10:00 AM

Union members may now deduct their union dues on their New York State tax forms because of legislation signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The Governor signed the law in our union hall on May 5, in front of hundreds of cheering union members.

Peter Ward and Hotel Trades Council Administration Are Re-Elected

May 12, 2017 12:10 PM

Peter Ward and the Hotel Trades Council’s administration were re-elected at a general membership meeting held on Tuesday, April 25.