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 May 1, we organized an International Workers Day on March & Rally with 27 other unions and organizations. Over 700 came to stand up for workers’ rights. With the looming threat of federal legislation that would hurt working families (like the National “Right to Work” bill), we showed our power and solidarity.
Civil Beat covers Hawaii Care & Cleaning (HCC) workers’ victory
Local 5 members Jasmine Marbou, Flordelito Basol, and Virgil Kodep were recently featured in a Honolulu Civil Beat story about the Hawaii Care and Cleaning (HCC) workers’ victory. 58 current and former HCC workers, subcontracted by Hilton Hawaiian Village to do night cleaning, will be paid over $1.1 million in a grievance settlement over stolen wages.
Hale Koa’s Bibas Courtyard Grill workers turn their struggling restaurant around
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 will be leading a panel teaching others of their success! These workers will be leading a panel teaching others of their success! The webinar panel will be on Thursday, June 1 at 9:00a Hawai’i time. Register here.
Airbnb’s bad bill is killed!
For two years, Airbnb has been trying to pass a bad bill in the State Legislature. It would legitimize their business model and shield illegal vacation rentals, which takes away housing from locals. Because we stood up and fought back, SB704 (Airbnb’s bad bill) has been killed! Next, we’ll be working on passing Res. 17-52 (Honolulu City & County) to protect our affordable housing.
Hilton Hawaiian Village bell clerk wins back pay
Anna Ancheta, a bell clerk at the Hilton Hawaiian Village filed a grievance with the Contract Enforcement Team because she was not offered a work opportunity by seniority. She won $182.11 as a result.
Kaiser maintenance worker wins promotion and back pay
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.