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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!

Enroll in Free Computer, English as a Second Language, and GED Prep Classes

November 10, 2022 11:30 AM

In January our Union is offering free Computer Skills, GED Prep, and English as a Second Language classes. In person classes will be held in Downtown Manhattan and online classes will be held via Zoom.

Fill out the form below to be added to enroll in a class for the winter session beginning in January. In the upcoming weeks we will call you to confirm your spot in the class. By submitting this survey you are reserving a seat in the classes you select. There are a limited number of seats available in each class so please do not sign up for a class you are not sure you will be able to attend. If you have questions about the classes or need help with the survey, call Communications Assistant Ambar Cordero at 212-245-8100, ext. 2297. Please note that proof of vaccination against COVID-19 will be required for the in person classes.

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...

Member Q&A: Veronica Senghore, 1 Brooklyn Bridge

Hotel Voice, Fall 2022

Veronica Senghore, a member of our Union for 22 years, joined H.E.A.T. this summer to knock on doors for State Senator Gustavo Rivera, who narrowly won a very tough primary. Veronica sat down for an interview with the Hotel Voice to discuss her very first canvassing experience. Read more...

Schedule Your Next Interview Using Our Website!

Hotel Voice, Fall 2022

Looking for work? Members can now schedule interviews for substitute job openings at union hotels and casinos using the Union’s website. Visit hotelworkers.org/hire to register with the Union’s Hiring Enforcement Office (HEO), schedule or cancel an interview, and access additional resources. Read more...

HTC VOTES: Our Endorsements in NY's 2022 General Election

On November 8th, New Yorkers will elect the next State Assembly, Governor, Lt. Governor, Comptroller, and Attorney General. These elected officials will be in charge of New York's continued economic recovery from COVID-19. Read more...

Benefits Update: In-Person Workers’ Compensation and Mortgage Planning Help Sessions Resume!

October 17, 2022 11:32 AM

Workers’ Compensation and Mortgage / Home Equity Line of Credit help sessions are back! Read more...

A Special Report from HTC President Rich Maroko

Hotel Voice, Fall 2022

For several months, Texas Governor Greg Abbott has been bussing migrants to New York, Washington D.C., and Chicago by the thousands. The rapid and uncoordinated arrival of so many people has caused chaos at bus terminals, put a strain on public services, and added stress to those arriving to our country already scared, exhausted, and in desperate need of help. Read more...

Celebrating Union Power! Photos from Our 2022 Labor Day Parades

Hotel Voice, Fall 2022

Typically, when HTC members devote their non-working hours to Union activity, it’s to build power by knocking on doors for our friends in politics or by phone banking to support a good cause. But last weekend, HTC members turned out by the hundreds simply to celebrate!

On September 9th and 10th, HTC participated in both New Jersey’s and New York City’s annual Labor Day Parades, marching and chanting alongside family and friends. Read more...

Dues Increase, Previously Postponed, Going into Effect Sept. 1

August 25, 2022 2:58 PM

In July 2014, our membership voted by 89.9% to increase dues every September. Last year, in recognition of the hardships facing many members due to the pandemic, the Union’s Executive Board postponed the increase scheduled for 2021 until this September. Now that members are beginning to get back on their feet, the September 2021 and 2022 increases will be going into effect. Read more...