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Our Union Fights for Affordable Child Care

March 28, 2023 7:58 PM

As part of our vision for the next evolution of our Union, we are working to expand the ways our Union helps members beyond representing them on the job. One of the major priorities is to help our members deal with the skyrocketing cost of child care. Child care is an absolute necessity for thousands of our members and right now, it is shockingly expensive. Read more...

Two HTC Members at Rivers Casino Save a Life with CPR

March 8, 2023 10:45 AM

On Friday, January 13th, 2023, Rivers Casino security officer and HTC member Genetta Darling was standing at her post when she heard a commotion in the poker room. She turned around and saw a patron fall backwards off his stool; “I ran over, and immediately recognized the signs of cardiac arrest.” The 84-year-old patron was blue all over. Read more...

HTC Member Lisa Sinishtaj on Organizing Resorts World Hudson Valley

March 8, 2023 10:23 AM

Lisa Sinishtaj became a member of our Union in 2018. At the time, she was working at Resorts World Catskills, one of the ten gaming locations that have joined our ranks over the last decade. At the end of last year, Lisa transferred to the new Resorts World Hudson Valley in Newburgh, NY, where she played a role in helping 200 of her coworkers win Union representation – and the benefits that come with it. Lisa sat down for an interview with the Hotel Voice to discuss the Union’s most recent victory in the Hudson Valley. Read more...

The GRIWA is Expiring: What to Expect

February 24, 2023 5:04 PM

On March 31, 2023, the current Greater Regional Industry Wide Agreement (the “GRIWA”) will expire. Read more...

Workers at the Hard Rock Unanimously Vote YES to Ratify their First Union Contract!

February 24, 2023 4:34 PM

On the evening of December 15th, 2022, workers from the Hard Rock New York gathered around a table in our Union’s auditorium to count their ratification ballots. Read more...

The DNC Belongs in NYC!

February 21, 2023 10:55 AM

Watch our Union’s ad inviting the Democratic National Convention to New York in 2024! Read more...

Apply for the Banquet Server Training Course!

The Industry Training Program is happy to announce that the Banquet Server Certification course is starting back up! The next course will start in mid-February and will take place over five weeks. The course will teach members all the necessary skills and responsibilities to work as a banquet server in the industry. Read more...

New York City Nurses Win Safe Staffing Ratios, End Three Day Strike

January 20, 2023 10:29 AM

On Thursday, January 12th, 2023, the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) ended their three day strike after winning contract agreements with Mount Sinai and Montefiore hospitals. Read more...

High School Seniors Can Now Apply for 2023 College Scholarships!

January 13, 2023 1:09 PM

The Vito J. Pitta scholarship program and the Hotel and Gaming Trades Council Division A scholarship program are now accepting applications for the 2023 awards. Since the start of the Union’s scholarship program over 37 years ago, it has provided over 1,100 of our members’ children with the financial support necessary to pursue their dreams of a college education. Read more...

The 2022 Children’s Holiday Party Was a Blast!

December 22, 2022 9:41 AM

On Saturday, December 17th, 2022, our Union held its annual Children’s Holiday Party. Read more...

Apply Now for a 2023 Union Plus Scholarship!

December 21, 2022 11:05 AM

The Union Plus Education Foundation is accepting applications for their annual college scholarships through January 31st, 2023! The Foundation awards scholarships to active and retired members, their spouses, and their dependent children from participating unions all over the country. The prizes range from $500 to $4,000, and are one-time awards that will be applied to study for the Fall semester of 2023. Read more... 

HTC Members Canvass in Georgia to Re-Elect Reverend Raphael Warnock!

December 6, 2022 1:59 PM

In mid-November, after it was announced that Reverend Raphael Warnock (D) was heading into a run-off election, a group of our members joined hundreds of UNITE HERE members from around the country in Duluth, Georgia to re-elect the Senator. Read more...

HTC Supports Hotel and Gaming Workers in Puerto Rico After Hurricane Fiona

December 1, 2022 5:07 PM

When Hurricane Fiona swept through Puerto Rico in September, members of UNITE-HERE Local 610 were among those who lost power, water, and even entire homes to the storm’s devastation. Read more...

HTC Members Take Paid Time Off to Vote

November 29, 2022 12:52 PM

In November’s midterm elections, several thousand HTC members took advantage of a new tool in a growing number of our union contracts: paid time off to vote. Read more...

The Union’s Children’s Holiday Party is Back — Register Now!

November 28, 2022 4:28 PM

The Union will be hosting our annual children’s holiday party on December 17th, from 10:00AM to 12:00PM, in the Gertrude Lane Auditorium. This party is one of the most joyful days of the year and an opportunity to come together as a community to celebrate our children and ring in the holiday season. Join us for music, dancing, balloon animals, crafts, presents, and a visit from Santa Claus!

Health Centers Rebuilding Capacity after COVID-Closures

November 7, 2022 4:57 PM

After a difficult few years, Benefits Funds CEO Dr. David Jacobson has published a special report on the Funds’ progress building back the capacity of the Health Centers following the COVID-19 crisis. Read more...

November Midterms - It's Payback Time!

Hotel Voice, Fall 2022

Before you cast your vote in the midterm elections on November 8th, take a look at your representative’s voting record on the most critical relief bills. Read more...

2022 Writing Contest: Read the Winning Entries!

Hotel Voice, Fall 2022

Read the full entries from our six 2022 Writing Contest winners.

New Jersey Residents: You May Be Eligible for Up to $1,500 through the State!

Hotel Voice, Fall 2022

New Jersey residents can now apply for up to $1,500 from the State’s ANCHOR program. ANCHOR, “Affordable New Jersey Communities for Homeowners and Renters,” is a state program designed to provide relief against increasing property taxes and rents. The deadline to apply is Friday, December 30, 2022. Read More...

HTC Members Head to Philly to Help Win High-Stakes Elections

Hotel Voice, Fall 2022

HTC members are back out on the front lines in a swing state, knocking on doors to help elect pro-union Democratic candidates in Pennsylvania. On October 17th, 2022, thirteen HTC members, drove down to Philadelphia to join over 300 members of the international union UNITE HERE in canvassing for Senate candidate John Fetterman and Gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro. Read more...