Notice: California Minimum Wage Increase $0.50 January 1, 2017 to $10.50

California Minimum Wage increases $0.50 on January 1st, 2017 to $10.50. For more information about minimum wage visit: California Minimum Wage  

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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

For immediate release January 20, 2016 Ramiro S. Fúnez 646-923-1858 [email protected] Amid Deportations and New Attacks on Immigrants, UNITE HERE Urges Supreme Court to Expedite Review of Immigration Reform Case LOS 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 Condems ICE Raids Targeting Central American Women and Children

  For Immediate Release January 7, 2016 Ramiro S. Fúnez [[email protected]][email protected]  1-646-923-1858   UNITE HERE Condemns ICE Raids Targeting Central American Women and Children LOS ANGELES, CA— Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Monday that ICE officials detained 121 adults and children in Georgia, Texas, and North Carolina over New Year’s weekend, all […]

Recap: “We Want You Here” Immigration Forum in Santa Cruz

On Wednesday November 11, 2015, students, immigration professionals, and Unite HERE Local 483 collaborated to bring invaluable immigration resources to the community of Santa Cruz as part of the We Want You HERE immigration campaign. From 4 pm to 8 pm the public was able to join the free Immigration Forum to listen, engage, and […]

Aquarium Food Service Workers Approve Union Contract

After months of discussions and actions, employees in the restaurant and cafe at the Monterey Bay Aquarium voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new agreement with their employer, S.S.A. S.S.A., a food service company, took over the operation of the Aquarium food services in February 2015. The contract ratification vote, held Wednesday September 9th, was 92% […]

Wage Increases Due

Non-tipped union members will see their wages increase this Oct. The increase will be of an additional 45¢ per hour! This amount applies to a majority of our members who work at the following locations: Hillands Inn The Hilton Garden Inn Asilomar Conference Grounds The Hyatt Regency Other hotels will also see an increase to […]