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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 […]

Nearly 900 participate in Union Day of Action in Honolulu

Nearly 900 Local 5 members, other unions, and community supporters came to our Union Day of Action at The Ilikai, where workers walked off the job. Management reached out to us in the middle of the action to talk about a pathway to settlement. This is a huge victory and a lesson we need to […]