Spring 2024

COVER STORY

A Letter from HTC President Rich Maroko: New Trainings for Union Delegates

It is not enough to have the best hospitality contract in the world – if the terms of that contract aren’t enforced, it’s not worth the paper it’s written on. Over the last 18 months, we have been working on several major initiatives to make our Union even stronger at contract enforcement. The plan includes hiring more business agents, using artificial intelligence to catch more violations, introducing new technology to ensure grievances are effectively and efficiently processed, reinstituting a grievance officer to shepherd cases through the process, speeding up the arbitration procedures, and providing new trainings for the first line of contract enforcement: our union delegates. Read more...

Newsfeed

A brief report on our Union's progress since our last issue. Read more...

ORGANIZING STORIES

Gansevoort Hotel: A conversation with two of our newest members

In February 2024, the housekeeping staff at the Gansevoort Hotel joined our Union after an NLRB election. These workers organized in secret for two years, while enduring constant disrespect from managers, overwork, and an intense anti-union campaign. The Hotel Voice sat down with two of the workers who led the organizing drive, Danny Dhondup and Tsering Dorjee. Read more...

FEATURES

New Union Leaders

MARIE RICHARD - Local 6 Vice President 

Marie was recruited as a Business Agent upon her return to New York City, and she has spent the last 20 years defending the contractual rights of thousands of HTC members Read more...

The HTC Bartender

HTC Bartender Denise Wilcox was pursuing a career in theater production when she took her first restaurant job. While working as a hostess 15 years ago, her manager asked if she wanted to learn how to bartend. The more she mixed cocktails, the more she wanted to learn. She began studying and creating new drinks of her own. What started out as a side gig became her primary job. Read more...

Join the Union’s 2024 Writing Contest!

Calling all budding writers and journalists!  

The Union is proud to announce the 22nd Annual Writing Contest... read more...

COMMUNITY NEWS

'Round and About

Community news from our Union brothers and sisters. Read more..

Tributes

We remember our Union brothers and sisters who have passed away, their hard work, and inspiring spirits. Read more...

Protect our Union's Power: Upcoming Trainings

The Protect our Union's Power (PUP) training is open to all union members. Read more...