Academic journal article Monthly Labor Review

Hotel Settlement

Academic journal article Monthly Labor Review

Hotel Settlement

Article excerpt

A new 5-year agreement was reached between the New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council and the Hotel Association of New York City, Inc., covering some 20,000 workers at 100 hotels in the city, 4 months before the current contract was due to expire. The contract was opened early for two reasons: the Council's health and welfare funds were reportedly bankrupt and the parties felt it was time to settle a 5-year equal pay lawsuit. The suit was filed in 1985 against 11 New York hotels charging that they paid maids (currently called "female room attendants") less than their male counterparts, housemen (currently called "male house attendants"). Under terms of the agreement, which must be approved by the courts, room attendants' pay will be boosted to equal the rate for house attendants.

Another stumbling block in th-. dispute, considered by the union to be a strike issue, was the companies' proposal for an employee health insurance copayment. Besides dropping the copayment proposal, the hotels agreed to increase contributions to the health and welfare plan to 10.5 percent of payroll on January 1, 1990 (previously, 8.5 percent), 12 percent on January 1, 1991, 13. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.