The Local 5 Executive Board has called a Special Membership Meeting to discuss and take action on a proposed dues increase. The Special Membership Meeting will be conducted in a series of sessions on the islands of Oahu, Kauai, Maui and Hawaii. Voting on the dues increase will be by secret ballot. Members may vote […]
UNITE HERE! Local 5 Press Release For Immediate Release March 23, 2017 Media Contact: Paola Rodelas Office: (808) 941-2141, ext. 270 Mobile: (808) 333-4782 firstname.lastname@example.org Local 5 gains 105 new members as Hilton Garden Inn workers ratify first union contract The deal will improve healthcare, workload, and more Honolulu (March 23, 2017) – 105 workers at […]
Hilton Hawaiian Village bartender Russell Osada won $189.29 after filing a grievance with the Contract Enforcement Team because he was not offered a work opportunity by seniority. Great job, Russell and the CET!
Shop Steward Jason Timbresa from the Royal Hawaiian filed a grievance for Bellman losing porterage on a 6,000 member group of visitors. When they realized bellmen at other Kyo-Ya properties were also denied porterage, Jason and the Contract Enforcement Team amended the grievance to include all Kyo-ya properties. Grievants Jason Timbresa, Randy Kitagawa, Trisha Nonura-Bumagat, […]
Ka’anapali Beach Club workers ratify a new union contract, 4 unfairly terminated workers got their jobs back, and more. Read below for more Local 5 victories. (Printable PDF version of our December 2016 Workers Lead Bulletin: English and Chinese.) Ka’anapali Beach Club workers ratify new union contract Congratulations to our members at Ka’anapali Beach Club […]
Parking victory for our Sheraton Waikiki and Royal Hawaiian workers! Our worker-led committee negotiated with the company to address the safety, economic and workplace impacts of the parking lockouts. Starting on the lockouts of December 9th & 15th, the company has agreed to go back to the old way. The General Manager and Local […]
Workers successfully fought against an unfair attendance policy, improper staffing, scheduling violations, and more. Read below for more of our Local 5 victories. (Printable PDF version of our November 2016 Workers Lead Bulletin: English and Chinese.) Annual Local 5 Delegate Convention At our annual Delegate Convention, we discussed the challenges & opportunities facing the union. […]
Leaders from the Grounds department at Sheraton delegated management without the help of their organizers. They brought up issues in their department around standard operations, communication, training new hires, and more. Management agreed to work with them to address these issues. Congratulations to these leaders for stepping up! #WorkersLead
Hawaii Care & Cleaning worker Sherwin Badua was recently terminated for excessive attendance. His coworkers wore buttons in support of Sherwin and to stand up against HCC’s unfair attendance policy that counts tardiness and absences as a no show. Sherwin also filed a grievance. Before even getting to step one of the grievance, HCC agreed […]
Mayor Kirk Caldwell visited our members at the Hilton Hawaiian Village yesterday! He’ll be visiting other Local 5 properties over the next week. Look out for him! View more photos on our Facebook page.