News

'Round and About

July 12, 2024 2:27 PM, Hotel Voice, Spring 2024

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

Newsfeed

July 8, 2024 5:09 PM

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

New Union Leaders

July 8, 2024 4:21 PM, Hotel Voice, Spring 2024

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...

Protect our Union's Power: Upcoming Trainings

July 8, 2024 4:05 PM, Hotel Voice, Spring 2024

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

Tributes

July 8, 2024 3:50 PM, Hotel Voice, Spring 2024

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

The HTC Bartender

Hotel Voice, Spring 2024

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...

Gansevoort Hotel: A conversation with two of our newest members

July 2, 2024 6:00 PM

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...

Join the Union’s 2024 Writing Contest!

July 2, 2024 5:34 PM, Hotel Voice, Spring 2024

Calling all budding writers and journalists!  

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

2024 College Scholarship Winners

The Union’s scholarship program is one of the hard-won rights that members fought for during the 1985 city-wide strike. In the decades since, the program has awarded over $10 million to cover the education expenses of more than 1,200 children of HTC and Local 6 members. Read more...

Union takes another step to improve retirement benefits for Local 6 Club employees

June 17, 2024 5:55 PM

Last week, the Union’s Club Pension trustees proposed merging the Club and Hotel pension plans in an ongoing effort to improve benefits for Club employees. Read more from Local 6 Business Manager Rich Maroko...


Sign up for Delegate Trainings

June 4, 2024 6:27 PM

Our Union is excited to announce that delegates can now enroll in our brand new Delegate Training Program. This program will give delegates the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of your contracts, the grievance and arbitration process, and the law. Read more... 

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

June 4, 2024 5:53 PM

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...

Arbitrator Issues Adverse Decision on Starting Wage Rate

October 19, 2023 9:56 AM

The Arbitrator ruled that the hotel industry can pay the starting wage rate to union workers who take new jobs without having worked 12 of the last 24 months. Read more...

Off the Clock: The Triangle Fire Memorial

In November of 1909, more than 20,000 garment workers responsible for the manufacturing of women’s blouses — then known as “shirtwaists” — walked off their jobs in New York City in a strike led by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. Read more...

Paying for childcare? You may be eligible for State funds

September 20, 2023 11:04 AM

Is child care a big expense for you and your family? Our Union can connect you with money from New York State to help. Read more...

Judge Throws Out Airbnb Lawsuit, Strict Regulations to Go Into Effect in September

August 10, 2023 10:35 AM

New York City’s Short-Term Rental Registration Law — also known as Local Law 18 — has survived a legal challenge from Airbnb, and will go into effect in early September. Read more...

Are You Interested in Becoming A Citizen?

“It is good for the nation for people to join it in the fullest way they can,”
-Ur M. Jaddou, the Director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

Becoming an American citizen affords people increased rights and privileges including the right to vote, become an elected official, keep your residency, receive federal scholarships, and obtain government benefits. The process of naturalization to become a US citizen can feel long and complicated, but your Union is offering support. The Union is partnering with the NYC Central Labor Council (NYC CLC) to help eligible permanent residents in navigating the naturalization process. Read more...

Fighting for Affordable Child Care

July 7, 2023 12:37 PM

For working parents, child care is an absolute necessity. Without it, holding down a full-time job is nearly impossible. Unfortunately, the cost of child care today is shockingly high and access is increasingly challenging.

Our Union is working to make child care affordable and more accessible for our members – through contract negotiations, legislation, and partnerships with other non-profits and coalition groups. There aren’t any simple, quick solutions. This effort will take time and all the tools at our disposal. Read more...

2023 NYC General Elections: Be a Deciding Vote!

With NYC City Council General Elections here, it’s time to visit the polls. Read more...

Join the Union’s 2023 Writing Contest!

Hotel Voice, Spring 2023

Calling all budding writers and journalists! The Union is proud to announce the 21st Annual Writing Contest. Entries can be submitted by children and eligible dependents of Hotel and Gaming Trades Council and/or Local 6 members, who are high school students entering the 10th, 11th or 12th grades. All entries must be submitted by Friday, August 25th, 2023 at 11:59PM. Read more...