74 State Elected Letter FINAL v2_Signed

Valery McCarthy Corporate Director of Human Resources Visions Hotel and Adam’s Mark Hotel & Events Center 120

Church Street Buffalo, NY 14202 Dear Ms. McCarthy, We are writing to express our concerns over the current state of labor relations at 74 State Hotel. As you know, we have been frequent guests of your hotel and held and attended numerous functions there over the years. The hotel’s proximity to the State’s Capitol, and the welcoming and helpful staff have kept us coming back. With that said, it is extremely important to us that we patronize hotels that respect and value their workers, and their choice of bargaining agent. We were extremely disappointed to learn that since assuming ownership of the hotel, you have fired many of the workers and are not honoring the existing Collective Bargaining Agreement. This is not a matter of politics. Working men and women are the backbone of this city and mass layoffs have a devastating effect on workers, their families and the whole community. To do such a thing so callously and without properly consulting with the workers and their union representatives is unconscionable. Your behavior reflects poorly on the hotel and the city and we will certainly not patronize such an establishment until you have properly worked things out with the union and addressed the problems in a humane and equitable manner. We remain optimistic that this dispute can be resolved, and we sincerely hope that you will quickly address these issues so that we can continue doing business with your hotel in the future. Sincerely,

Assemblymember Gabriela Rosa

Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder

Senator Diane J. Savino

Senator Neil D. Breslin

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal

Assemblymember Walter T. Mosley

Assemblymember Carmen E. Arroyo

Assemblymember Keith L. T. Wright

Senator Cecilia F. Tkaczyk

Senator Toby Ann Stavisky

Assemblymember Shelley B. Mayer

Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.

Senator Mark J. Grisanti

Assemblymember Francisco P. Moya

Senator Daniel L. Squadron

Assemblymember Richard N. Gottfried

Assemblymember Phil Steck

Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis

Assemblymember Michael Simanowitz

Assemblymember Matthew J. Titone

Senator Anthony P. Avella, Jr.

Assemblymember Jeffrey Dinowitz

Senator Jose R. Peralta

Assemblymember Michael R. Benedetto

Senator Bill Perkins

Senator David J. Valesky

Assemblymember Rhoda S. Jacobs

Assemblymember Michael Miller

Assemblymember John T. McDonald III

Assemblymember Edward C. Braunstein

Senator Elizabeth Krueger

Assemblymember Vivian E. Cook

Assemblymember Steven Cymbrowitz

Assemblymember Steven Otis

Assemblymember Michael J. Cusick

Assemblymember David Buchwald

cc:

Andrew Smith General Manager 74 State Street Hotel Albany, NY 12207 Hermant & Andy Patel Chief Executive Officers Visions Hotel and Adam’s Mark Hotel & Events Center 120 Church Street Buffalo, NY 14202

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