June 2017 Workers Lead Bulletin

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 […]


Results of the Allocation Vote and the Dues Increase Vote

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 […]


Civil Beat Reality Check

(Hawaii Public Radio) – By Beth-Ann Kozlovich. Hilton janitors say they were paid far less than union members, violating a union contract. Now they may get over 1 million in unpaid wages.


Hilton Janitors Expect To Get $1.1 Million In Unpaid Wages

(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 […]