Hotel Voice

HTC, Local 6 and UNITE HERE Join in Relief Effort in Puerto Rico

After Hurricane Maria rampaged across Puerto Rico on September 20, leaving an unimaginable trail of destruction, HTC, Local 6 and UNITE HERE joined in a relief effort to assist members of the hotel union there, Local 610.

Women’s Health Week Wins Praise from Members

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Awards Announced in Union’s Writing Contest

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

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

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 Can Enroll in 401 (k) Program from May 30 until June 16

The union’s popular 401 (k) benefit has only two enrollment periods a year, and one of them from May 30 to June 16 is rapidly approaching.

Members and Retirees Praise Seniors’ Days 2017

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

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