Local 483 Upcoming Negotiations

For the next few months, Unite HERE Local 483 will be heading into contract negotiations in the months of September, October and December. In September, the Monterey Beach Resort who has a new management company, Commune, will be going into contract negotiations. The popular beach resort has about 90 union members at this point. October […]

Local 483 Marches in San Francisco’s 2015 Pride Parade

Locals from all over the bay area united and marched in San Francisco’s Pride Parade. We were joined by many of our members, our staff, and our student interns. The parade was a total success and enjoyed by everyone who attended and kept us company. We wore shirts that read “Work it! End job discrimination”. […]

Local 483 Workers Adopt 6-Year Contract Strategy

Pacific Grove, CA. May 26, 2015 — The pattern was set in January of this year by their Union, UNITE HERE Local 483. This plan has been agreed to at the Hilton Garden Inn, Old Capital Club, Hyatt Regency Monterey, Highlands Inn, and now Asilomar Conference Grounds. Seeking job security, benefits, and opportunity, Local 483 have opened […]

Local 483 Marches for Martin Luther King Jr. day!

Did you know that Martin Luther King Jr  was assassinated while speaking at a rally in support of striking workers? King had travelled to Memphis, Tennessee in February of 1968 to show solidarity with the labor movement– specifically with African American sanitation workers who had staged a walkout in protest of unequal wages and working conditions. Although […]

Congratulations to Local 483 Newly Elected E-Board and Officers!

On Wednesday, October 30, Local 483 members elected our union’s new Executive Board and Officers for the term 2013-2016. Hector Azpilcueta, our former Vice-President, will be taking over as Secretary Treasurer! We are looking forward to working toward Hector’s vision of organizing and building power for the future. We are also thrilled to welcome Chuck […]

ObamaCare needs an Equality Fix

ObamaCare Needs an Equality Fix: Click for 2-minute Video! Q&A: Affordable Care Act (ACA) Q: Which part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) affects UNITE HERE members? A: The law requires that all individuals purchase coverage by 2014 or face a penalty. Those offered affordable coverage by their employers may continue to receive it. In […]

BOYCOTT at La Playa Carmel now One Year Old!

Former La Playa Hotel workers announced a boycott of La Playa Carmel at a rally more than a year ago on July 6, 2012, in front of the hotel at Camino Real and 8th Avenue, Carmel, California.  There have been dozens of public protest  actions at the hotel since, the next on September 27, 2013. […]


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, […]

Local 483 Honors Member of the Year

Monterey, CA.  Ramon Ramirez has been chosen by UNITE HERE Local 483 as its Member of the Year.  Mr. Ramirez will be honored at the Monterey Bay Central Labor Council’s (MBCLC) annual awards dinner on April 19, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency for his contributions toward bettering the lives of working people and their families […]

UNITE HERE Relief Fund for Sandy victims

We are sure all of you have seen the images of destruction and devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy this past week. Our members and their loved ones in New Jersey and in New York City have borne the brunt of this terrible storm. Thank goodness it appears we did not lose any members’ lives. Local […]