The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is proud of the tremendous work the New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council, AFL-CIO has done to grow their membership in New Jersey, organizing 14 shops in less than two years.
The New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council, AFL-CIO, also known as the Hotel Trades Council (HTC), represents approximately 36,000 hotel and gaming workers in New York and Northern New Jersey. HTC offers the best union contract for hotel workers in the world, guaranteeing excellent wages, benefits, working conditions, and standards of fair treatment.
More than 300 hotels and other related businesses employ HTC members and are under contract. This accounts for approximately 75% of the hotel industry within the five boroughs of New York City.
There are currently 44 HTC shops in New Jersey. Of those shops, 14 were organized within the last two years. This includes the Hilton Garden Inn in Ridgefield Park, which organized in February.
“To expand their membership at such a rapid rate was no easy feat, to say the least, and we are extremely impressed with the organizing efforts of the HTC,” said Charles Wowkanech, President of the New Jersey State AFL-CIO. “HTC offers the best union contract for hotel workers in the world, and we look forward to seeing these benefits extended to even more of our brothers and sisters in New Jersey as HTC continues to grow and organize.”