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Guide to the New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council Records WAG.123

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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Porsche Martin, Ted Casselman, Janet Greene and Gail Malmgreen, 1999; 2003; 2010

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on June 12, 2018
Description is in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

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Creator: New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council
Source: New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council
Source - dnr: Ward, Peter
Title: New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council Records
Dates [inclusive]: circa 1930-1987
Abstract: 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. Several unsuccessful strikes and the emergence of a powerful Hotel Association representing the employers, spurred this effort. 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. In addition to industry-wide bargaining, the Council took on the work of administering welfare funds and running training and community service programs for its affiliates as a group. The collection consists of administrative files of the Council, correspondence and other files of Council presidents Jay Rubin and Vito Pitta, an extensive series of files arranged by the names of individual hotels, photograps, and records of the welfare funds and social service programs amdinistered by the Council.
Quantity: 96 Linear Feet in 96 record cartons
Location: Materials stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu at least two business days prior to research visit.
Call Phrase: WAG.123