(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.
(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.
(Hawaii News Now) – By Rick Daysog. The House Finance Committee approved a controversial measure Tuesday that would collect hotel room and general excise taxes owed by vacation rental owners.
(Hawaii Public Radio) – By Beth-Ann Kozlovich. Hilton janitors say they were paid far less than union members, violating a union contract. Now they may get over 1 million in unpaid wages.
(Honolulu Civil Beat) – By Anita Hofschneider. Dozens of Hilton janitors are expecting to receive more than $1.1 million in unpaid wages from Hawaii Care and Cleaning, a contractor for the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Paola Rodelas, a spokeswoman for UNITE HERE Local 5, the hotel workers union, said the cleaning company and Hilton agreed to a settlement with 58 workers who claimed they were underpaid for seven years from 2007 to 2013.
(Law360) – By Joyce Hanson. The National Labor Relations Board on Monday affirmed an administrative law judge’s 2016 finding that Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel in Hawaii tried to thwart a union campaign illegally, while modifying the judge’s conclusions of law to conform to her unfair labor practice findings.