Hale Nani workers attended the Kaneohe Neighborhood Board meeting to voice their concerns about a controversial nursing facility that is being developed by Avalon Health Care Group (which also runs Hale Nani) in Windward Community College. These workers shared their experiences about working conditions at Hale Nani, including understaffing and lack of respect on the […]
Local 5 was awarded Hawaii’s Best Union by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser! Mahalo to our Local 5 members for making us the best union in Hawaii. If you missed yesterday’s paper, you can view the full issue here.
William Hutchins, who works in the Hilton Hawaiian Village maintenance department, was not offered a work opportunity according to seniority. He filed a grievance with the Contract Enforcement Team and won 8 hours of overtime back pay. Congratulations!
Last year, we reported that nearly 50 Hawaii Care and Cleaning (HCC) workers at the Hilton Hawaiian Village were not being paid union wages between 2008-13, totaling nearly $1.8 million in lost wages. Recently, HCC workers delegated Jerry Gibson (Hilton’s regional vice president) to address this wage theft issue and demand their lost wages. They […]
Since December 2015, the workers at Avalon Hale Nani have been fighting for more staffing to better care for their kupuna residents. On paydays, Hale Nani has a policy whereby workers are allowed to wear street clothes to work, including t-shirts with logos of all kinds and sizes. On the March 16 payday, workers wore […]
For over four years, we have been fighting to get Juliana Alcaraz’s job back after she was fired from The Modern Honolulu. In 2014, an administrative law judge ruled that The Modern violated federal labor law when it unlawfully fired housekeeper Juliana for speaking out about working conditions at the hotel. The judge ruled that, […]
(Honolulu Star-Advertiser) – By Star-Advertiser Staff. Aston Waikiki Beach and Hotel Renew workers who have been engaged in a yearlong battle for the right to decide whether to unionize earned a small victory Tuesday.
(KHON) – By Web Staff. A Honolulu-based hotel management company has been found guilty of violating federal law. The ruling addresses unfair labor practice charges filed by UNITE HERE! Local 5 union against Aqua-Aston Hospitality, which manages Aston Waikiki Beach and Hotel Renew, among others.
Judge rules Aqua-Aston violated federal law Honolulu (June 1, 2016) – Aqua-Aston Hospitality executives have been found guilty of violating federal law by threatening and disciplining workers at the Aston Waikiki Beach and Hotel Renew. On May 31, 2016, Administrative Law Judge Mara-Louise Anzalon issued her decision after a 3-day trial addressing four unfair labor […]