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#StopTheColdCuts – Boston

#StopTheColdCuts #SaveOurJobs #BostonRally  Unite Here has shown out in big numbers once again to rally for the jobs Amtrak’s President, Richard Anderson, is trying to cut. As your union, we want you to know this is not happening without a fight. We are rallying across the country to protect your jobs! Join us!

Proposed Merger

Ballots were sent out last week to be voted on by the membership to determine if Local 43 will merge with Local 23. Please return the ballots by November 30, 2018 to be counted on December 3, 2018. Feel free to contact the office (312) 427.4373 or dceulocal43@att.net if you have questions during this process.

General Membership Meeting NOLA

Union Meeting  TUESDAY: OCTOBER 30TH 2018 1:00 PM This shall serve as notice to all members that UNITE HERE Local 43 will be conducting a Union Meeting at the UNITE-HERE office located on 935 Gravier St, Suite 1150 on the 11th floor. The agenda will include but is not limited to: Latest ASWC news, local Crescent and City of New Orleans concerns. All UNITE HERE Local 43 members are encouraged to attend.  UNITE-HERE 935 GRAVIER ST, SUITE 1150 on the 11th floor Old Chevron building NEW ORLEANS, LA. 70112  Near intersection of

General Membership Meeting for CHI

UNITE HERE LOCAL 43 ATTENTION! MEMBERSHIP MEETING When:  October 29, 2018 Where: Union Hall 1132 S Wabash, Ste 606, Chicago Time:  12:00 p.m. – 2:00 P.M. If you are in town please make plans to attend and bring a co-worker! Your voices, opinions and thoughts are needed! Remember it is not only your right, but your responsibility to participate. NOTE: Please make sure to contact both Amtrak AND the union with any changes in contact information.

“Cold Cut Express”

Last week your union stood with brothers and sisters in NYC to protest the “Cold Cut Express”. We are diligently fighting to keep our jobs as President Anderson (Amtrak) continues his plan to outsource 1700 of them. The fight is far from over and we plan for all your concerns to be heard in the following months. Until then, know that we here at Local 43 have got your back.

Meet Us at the Park

It is Union Day at Guaranteed Rate Field on September 9, 2018! Please join your union family for a small fee of $14/person ($20 for parking if needed) to see the Chicago White Sox face the LA Angels. The game will commence at 1:10PM on Sunday, September 9, 2018. Please contact LSA LaTonya Snowden (773) 706-1928 for further details.

Facebook Woes

Amtrak has been passing out discipline to individuals who have made reference to the organization or its management team in a negative light. As much as it is your 1st Amendment right to post how you please, your union representatives highly recommend immediate discretion in this matter while we find a work-around that ensures your continued right to free speech.

Saving the Trains

As some of you may already know, Amtrak has recently removed the dining car from two long-haul trains, the Capitol Limited and the Lake Shore Limited. In addition to lost jobs, the quality of food on these trains has significantly declined. This has not gone unnoticed. A team of our international union was recently on the scene protesting the change and fighting for justice.

I AM 2018

Your local, yes, Local 43, joined with thousands in Memphis, TN earlier this year to commemorate Dr. King’s movement on behalf of the sanitation workers 50 years ago. Unite Here was very well represented. Check out some of the photos!  

We’ve Moved!

We are pleased to announce our relocation of the union office to 1132 South Wabash. Please plan a visit to check us out the next time you are in town. Unite Here 43. 1132 South Wabash Suite 606 Chicago, Il 60605 312.427.4373