UNITE HERE, Local 43 formally was known as The Dining Car Employees Union, Local
43. We changed our name in 2014 to coincide with the revision of our Local Bylaws and in recognition of the fact that for quite some time, our membership comprised more than just dining car workers. We represent On Board Service Employees on Amtrak trains in all categories, including the following:

  • Lead Service Attendants
  • Service Attendants
  • Chefs
  • Food Specialists
  • Train Attendants

We have a rich history in the railroad industry and we invite you to visit our history tab to learn more.

UNITE HERE, Local 43 is one of three unions that comprise the Amtrak Service Workers Council which ultimately is the Collective Bargaining Agent for On Board Employees. Our Local is an affiliate of UNITE HERE International Union which represents workers in hotels, airports, food service, gaming and Textile manufacturing and distribution throughout North America. We invite you to visit unitehere.org to learn more about the international union’s campaigns.