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Hilton bartender wins back pay

Bartender Taitian Hong was scheduled a 4-hour shift at the Hau Tree Bar at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. When an 8-hour shift became available, he was not offered the shift according to seniority. He filed a grievance with the Contract Enforcement Team and won back-pay for the 4-hour difference ($154.60 total.) #WorkersLead

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Hilton housekeeper’s suspension expunged with back-pay

Hilton Hawaiian Village housekeeper Lynn Kekoa (on the right) was suspended for 3 days. Her Shop Steward Sarina Cabaccang (left) sat in the interview with her and realized later that the C&A (Conduct & Ability report) was not given to the union, which is required by our union contract. They filed a grievance with the […]

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September 2016 Workers Lead Bulletin

Ka’anapali Beach Club workers rally, Marriott housekeepers take their lunch break, and more. Read below for more of our Local 5  victories. (Printable PDF version of our August 2016 Workers Lead Bulletin: English and Chinese.) Waikiki Beach Marriott Bibingka Break 88% of Waikiki Beach Marriott housekeepers said they don’t take their lunch break because they […]

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Local 5 stands in solidarity with the Trump Taj Mahal workers

Local 5 organizer Marsha joined the Trump Taj Mahal workers’ strike in Atlantic City! They have been on strike for 57 days because they were left with no other choice. One of the richest men on the planet, Carl Icahn, stripped away healthcare, retirement and other benefits from the workers at the Taj Mahal Casino […]

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Waikiki Beach Marriott Bibingka Break

88% of Waikiki Beach Marriott housekeepers said they don’t take their lunch break because they have to clean too many checkout rooms. As a result, 91% said they suffer pain or injury on the job. Today, we invited them to take their lunch break and eat bibingka with us. 82% of the housekeepers took their […]