According to estimates by the city`s Independent Budget Office, the hotel`s occupancy rate could only return to its pre-pandemic level after 2024. In mid-2012, the New York Hoteliers Association (HANYC) and the New York Hotel & Motel Trades Council, AFL-CIO (the “Union”), renewed a seven-year collective agreement, known as the Industry Trade Agreement (IWA). While the IWA controls almost every aspect of the employer-employee relationship for covered hospitality organizations, it does much more and can perhaps retain the ignorant. Workers in the New York hotel industry (which includes hotel concessionaires and some private clubs) who are members of the union and whose employer has entered into a collective agreement with the union that requires them to contribute to the fund, may be covered by the plan. 29, 2014), Judge Paul Crotty, of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, upheld a 2008 arbitration award in which it was found that Chelsea Grand LLC, owner of a four points by Sheraton Hotels in Manhattan, was subject to certain conditions of the IWA for entrusting the management of the hotel to a third-party company, Interstate Hotels & Resorts. Hotel owners have the right to require that all laid-off employees be tested at the hotel`s expense before returning to work. Less than a month later, the owner of 12 non-unionized hotels – whose owners are members of the same family as Chelsea Four Points – responded to the union`s assertion of rights under the IWA to organize employees in their non-unionized hotels. At Brooklyn Downtown Hotel LLC v.