Housekeepers at The Kahala Resort delegated HR to demand fair workload. Some housekeepers are cleaning way more rooms than others. Managers are also making housekeepers go to different floors even when they already have bidded floors. The HR director agreed to meet with the housekeeping director to fix the issues and will get back to […]
(Honolulu Star-Advertiser) – By Susan Essoyan. President Donald Trump’s decision to end a program that allowed young, unauthorized immigrants known as “Dreamers” to stay in the country has sparked fear in families who could be ripped apart and drawn condemnation from Hawaii leaders.
Hundreds rally in solidarity with the Ilikai workers, the Queen Kapiolani bell department wins $1946.50, worker-led delegations at the Hilton Hawaiian Village and Sheraton Waikiki, and more. Read below for more Local 5 victories. (Printable PDF version of our July 2017 Workers Lead Bulletin: English and Chinese.) Hundreds rally for Equal Work, Equal Pay Hundreds […]
(Honolulu Star-Advertiser) – By Allison Schaefers. Bibas Courtyard Grill was once on the Hale Koa Hotel’s potential closure list due to a steady stream of losses, but a committee of managers and union workers averted the crisis and realized the restaurant’s first profit.
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.