“NYC Hotel Workers Seize Political Influence at Key Moment for City’s Recovery” – Bloomberg

December 22, 2021 11:18 AM

At the start of the COVID-19 crisis, many in the hospitality industry, the media, and local political scene speculated that our Union would lose its power as a result of the devastating layoffs affecting our members.

Nearly two years later, Bloomberg News covers how we proved them wrong.

“The Hotel and Gaming Trades Council, the city’s hotel union, has spent the last 18 months pushing for Covid-19 safety protections and severance pay for its roughly 37,000 members in New York and New Jersey, while strategically backing politicians who it believes will prove future allies,” writes Bloomberg news. “It’s never been more politically potent, even as it comes off the worst period in its history.”

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