Item no. 28158
January 1973
New York
Occupation: Hotel and restaurant
Collection: Union

Pension Service Program representative (right) in home visit to retirees.

A representative of the New York Hotel and Restaurant Employee's union's Pensioner Service Program visits a retired member and his wife to explain the benefits to which they may be entitled. Note the fact that even though they are in their own home, and even though their surroundings are simple and unadorned, they still take pains to dress in their finest clothing for the visit.

From the pamphlet, "The Story of the First Contract", published by the Hotel and Motel Trades Council of New York in 1972 on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of its first labor agreement covering New York City's hotel workers.

See this image in the Labor Pains - The Birth of a Contract exhibit.

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