Fight Subcontracting: Button-up at Kyo-ya Waikiki hotels

In the last year, Kyo-ya/Marriott has done the following: Brought in dozens of workers from a subcontractor to work functions at Sheraton Waikiki as cooks, waiters and dishwashers. This work could have gone to Local 5 members at all of the 4 Waikiki properties. The Union has spoken to many members who were not offered […]

Is Ala Moana The New Kakaako?

(Honolulu Civil Beat) – By Anita Hofschneider. Growing up in Waianae, Linda Nakagawara remembers getting really excited when her family would take a trip into town to Ala Moana Center. It was a big deal back then, browsing at Woolworth and looking at the fancy dresses at Ethel’s.

UNITE HERE Joins 126,000-member Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions

UNITE HERE Joins 126,000-member Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions Local 5 health care workers add strength to Coalition’s efforts to improve care, jobs in Hawaii   HONOLULU—UNITE HERE Local 5 has become the newest member of the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions, AFL-CIO, a federation of 33 local unions across the country united for the […]

Vacation rental issue moves to planning department

(Honolulu Star-Advertiser) – By Allison Schaefers. The perplexing question of how to cope with the jump in bed-and-breakfast establishments and transient vacation units now shifts to the city Department of Planning and Permitting and then the Honolulu Planning Commission.

UPDATED: Health & Welfare Sessions

Do you have any of these questions about your Local 5 Health & Welfare benefits? What do I do when my doctor is not participating in the health plan (non participating provider)? What should I do if I am being pushed to pay a bill that I don’t think is right? How do I find […]