98% voted YES on the allocation conference’s recommendation, with 1,111 members voting (see recommendation above). Mahalo to everyone who voted! This helps us to secure our future & strengthen our union for our 2018 contract fight. View photos from our Allocation Vote day on our Facebook page.
Waikoloa Beach Marriott workers ratified their new union contract with a 100% YES vote. Congratulations! “Every journey begins with a step. Waikoloa workers walking together hand-in-hand will secure our future & our children’s futures. Imua Waikoloa!” says Keola Amarino, a cook at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott (pictured on the right). View more photos on our […]
On April 15, 2016, 191 members from various hotels met to discuss how to allocate the $1.13 we won in our contract. They agreed on a recommendation: Wage increase per hour: Non-tipped: $0.91 Tipped: $0.45 Bell: $0.68 Increase per hour in contributions to: Health & Welfare: $0.03 Pension: $0.27 HARIETT: $0.00 Now you need to […]
Jim Pecan, a utility steward at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, won 8 hours of back pay for a lost work opportunity because the employer did not schedule by seniority. Congrats to Jim and the Contract Enforcement Team for filing and winning this grievance!
Aston Waikiki Beach workers Tino Fabro and Jon Ching join other non-union hotel workers from Phoenix, New Orleans, Chicago, and Santa Clara. They are standing in solidarity with the housekeepers of Hotel Burnham in Chicago who are negotiating their first union contract. The workers at Aston Waikiki Beach and Hotel Renew have been fighting for […]
Jaclyn Tom, a Hilton Hawaiian Village reservation agent, was issued a final written warning for tardiness. She clocked in at 7:01a for a shift that begins at 7:00a. She worked with her Shop Steward Gail Kawaguchi to investigate and file a grievance. They successfully argued that clocking in 1 minute late should not be considered […]
Walden Pagdilao was working kitchen prep at Turtle Bay Resort but was being paid as a fry cook, which is a lower job classification. He worked with his committee leader Raymond Dixon (pictured here on the right) to fight for and win $800 in back pay—all without filing a grievance. Good job!
Hilton Hawaiian Village reservation agent Lisa Stone was given a verbal warning for supposedly not following protocol. She worked with her Shop Stewards Cleo and Kaleo to investigate and present that there wasn’t protocol in place to begin with. As a result, her warning was expunged.
Susan Keliipio and Nalani Umu, Reservation Agents at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, were placed on call because the Employer claimed that business slowed down. With the help of their Shop Steward Gail Kawaguchi, they argued that reservation calls were being bounced to an outsourced company and therefore their work was being subcontracted. Our contracts don’t […]
(Honolulu Star-Advertiser) – By Allison Schaefers. Labor unions say the impending layoff of 385 workers at the Makena Golf & Beach Club on Maui, which is being transformed into a high-end condominium, is just the latest example of a disturbing redevelopment trend that has resulted in significant job losses over the past decade.