Hale Koa’s Bibas Courtyard Grill workers turn their struggling restaurant around, a Kaiser worker wins back pay and a promotion, and more. Read below for more Local 5 victories. (Printable PDF version of our June 2017 Workers Lead Bulletin: English and Chinese.) Over 700+ workers attend 2017 Workers Day March & Rally 2017-05-24-workers-lead-bulletin 2017-05-24-workers-lead-bulletin-chinese On […]
Hale Koa Hotel’s Bibas Courtyard Grill was struggling for years and the hotel wanted to shut it down. But our member-led Food & Beverage Success Committee stepped in and helped turn the restaurant around. Workers called for menu revisions, better marketing, etc. For the first time in 6 years, Bibas saw a profit. These workers […]
Ray Domingo (General Maintenance Worker at Kaiser Permanente) filed a grievance for not being promoted to a higher classification. With the help of Shop Steward David Poventud, Ray was able to attain $2,191.35 in back pay as well as a promotion to General Maintenance Technician.
86% voted YES (1,752 total: 1,512 yes, 240 no) on the allocation conference’s recommendation. (see below). Mahalo to everyone who voted! 77% voted YES (2,114 total: 1,629 yes, 485 no) to increase the base dues rate for workers in the hotels (except for The Hale Koa Hotel, which is a Federal government employer) and at […]
(Honolulu Civil Beat) – By Anita Hofschneider. Dozens of Hilton janitors are expecting to receive more than $1.1 million in unpaid wages from Hawaii Care and Cleaning, a contractor for the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Paola Rodelas, a spokeswoman for UNITE HERE Local 5, the hotel workers union, said the cleaning company and Hilton agreed to a […]
This is a reminder that 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. Read the full notice here for more details. […]