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Guide to the New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council Photographs
||New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council.
||New York Hotel Trades Council.
||New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council Photographs
||The New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council was born in of Depression-era struggles
to improve conditions for employees of New York City hotels, restaurants and private
clubs. In April of 1938 the Council was formed as an umbrella group of five AFL-affiliated
unions and given sole authority to bargain for those unions. Over the years many other
independent unions and locals have affiliated with the Council. The Council took on
the work of administering welfare funds and running training and community service
programs for its affiliates as a group. This collection contains photographic prints,
negatives, and photograph albums from the New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council.
Images depict union officers, staff, and departments; union activities including sports,
education, elections, and picket lines; and union members at work in hotels.
||15.5 linear feet in 15 record cartons and 1 manuscript box