Local 483 Insurance Rates for Us & Families

Companies now contribute $7.34 to your Insurance Plan for you and your family.

Insurance contributes to the most sought after and most expensive benefits where cost continues to rise greatly each year.

Remember, we need to have 100 hours paid on our behalf November-April, and 130 hours May-October, to keep our insurance in force!

New hires need 150 hours paid on their behalf for 3 consecutive months for coverage. If you do not work those hours you may be able to pay the difference yourself.

Contact the office at 855-4373.

Union Elections 2016

Nominations for all elected officers will be held at our October 26th, 2016 membership meeting at Oldemeyer Center in Seaside.

The term of 3-year positions are open for President, Secretary-Treasurer, Vice President, 6 Executive Board members, recording Secretary and 3 Trustees.

The only salaried position is for the Secretary-Treasurer position which is the head of our union.

Local 483 Increases 2016

Tipped members saw their wage increase $1.00, January 1, 2016.

Non-tipped members will have this increase on August 1, 2016 by $0.45 per hour.

The increase hit the Hilton, the Asilomar Conference Center, the Highlands Inn and the Hyatt Regency.

These come from the “Bucket Rates” that we have in our Agreements.

In 2016, we had negotiated $0.80 per hour to distribute as we saw fit. Members agreed to distribute this way.

Insurance $0.25, pension $0.01, tipped wage $0.09, non-tipped wage increase $0.45, a total of $0.80.

Next year we have $0.85 per hour to distribute accordingly.

Sodexo at CSUMB Ongoing Contract Negotiation

Sodexo at CSUMB Ongoing Contract Negotiation

On Tuesday March 1st, Unite HERE representatives and committee met with Sodexo’s General manager and Representatives for the 4th time since the union contract expired on October 31, 2015. Ultimately progress was made as Sodexo representatives made their first economic proposal since the contract negotiations began in early November.

Sodexo union employees are aiming to win a 1-year contract that includes significant wage increases, subsidized parking fees at the workplace, increased employment opportunities in all Sodexo managed operations, in the newly added food truck and also in the catering operations.

Unite HERE local 483 representatives and committee have agreed to meet with the company on March 11th; union employees are welcome to join us for negotiations before work, after work, or during their lunch break.

sodexo delegation
“Who’s in the fight? 483! Who’s going to win? 483”


UNITE HERE Urges Supreme Court to Expedite Review of Immigration Reform Case

For immediate release
January 20, 2016

Ramiro S. Fúnez


[email protected]

Amid Deportations and New Attacks on Immigrants, UNITE HERE Urges Supreme Court to Expedite Review of Immigration Reform Case

UNITE HERELOS ANGELES, CA—The Supreme Court of the United States announced on Tuesday that it will begin reviewing the Texas v. United States case this term. UNITE HERE, a union of 270,000 hospitality workers across the U.S. and Canada, is urging the judicial body to expedite its evaluation, citing increased attacks on immigrants as immediate threats.

“Justice for our immigrant brothers and sisters cannot wait any longer,” says Maria Elena Durazo, UNITE HERE General Vice President for Immigration, Civil Rights, and Diversity. “ICE is launching new deportation raids, conservative politicians are revving up anti-immigrant hysteria and yet our economy continues to rely heavily on the immigrant workforce—this is what the justices have to keep in mind throughout the deliberation process.”

The Supreme Court must resolve Texas v. United States before the commencement of its June summer recess, or else the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals’ November 2015 injunction against Obama’s proposed immigration reform will remain in place throughout the rest of his tenure. The preliminary injunction against the executive action, Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), was issued by Judge Andrew S. Hanen of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in Brownsville.

“This case should be addressed right away so immigrant workers can get better jobs, go to their workplaces without fear and live better lives,” says Christian Torres, a DACA recipient and UNITE HERE organizer who campaigns for local culinary workers. “We’re not tools that you can just use when its convenient and later put away in a garage—we are humans beings fighting for dignity.”

For more information about UNITE HERE’s immigration program, visit WeWantYouToStay.Org.