The Hotel Trades Council (HTC) doubled down on their endorsement Thursday of Governor Kathy Hochul, Attorney General Letitia James, and New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli for re-election.
The second floor of 305 West 44th St. played host to an auditorium crammed with hotel union members chanting “Kathy.” HTC—who first pledged their support for Hochul back in December— lauded the first female New York governor and her fellow endorsed elected officials for their contributions to labor workers and unions.
“They don’t just say the right things. They do the right things,” said HTC president Rich Maroko to a room swirling with raised fists and undulating election signs. “She [Hochul] acted, and within a month she had identified almost half of a billion dollars to be distributed directly to unemployed hotel workers to incentivize hotels to recall laid off workers.”