The Beach Resort’s Juan Bavara with grandchild on La Playa Carmel picket line.

Monterey, CA.  Union workers at the Monterey Beach Resort and Old Capital Club, members of UNITE HERE Local 483, have approved new labor contracts, calling for standard wage and benefit increases.

At the Monterey Beach Resort, union members met April 18th to approve a contract through September 2014, covering 90 workers, including housekeepers, cooks, dishwashers, hosts, servers, bartenders, gardeners, groundskeepers, maintenance, laundry, banquet, and front desk workers.  The agreement was made with the hotel’s owner, Southwest Value Partners, headquartered in San Diego.

“I am happy that we got job security in case the hotel sells and kept our health insurance for our families,” said Hiram Antonio, a 6-year Beach Resort banquet set-up worker and member of the Local 483 negotiating committee.

The contract with the Old Capital Club was approved by Local 483 members yesterday, April 25, 2013, and covers 5 workers through 2015.  The Old Capital Club is a 58 year- old private club on Polk Street in downtown Monterey.