City Council members vote to move forward vacation rental bills with amendments to fines for illegal rentals

(KITV 4) – One of the top issues city lawmakers are faced with in 2019 is how to regulate short-term vacation rentals.

Honolulu City Council panel OKs 2 proposals to crack down on illegal vacation rentals

(Honolulu Star-Advertiser) – By Gordon Y.K. Pang. A bill allowing about 1,715 newly permitted hosted vacation rentals on Oahu but no new whole-home transient vacation units won 4-0 approval Friday from the City Council Zoning, Planning and Housing Committee, setting up the measure for a final thumbs-up from the full Council in the coming weeks.

City Council committee advances two bills to better regulate vacation rentals

(Hawaii News Now) – HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) – After more than seven hours of passionate testimony, a Honolulu City Council committee voted to advance two proposals to increase enforcement and regulations on short-term vacation rentals.

Union workers at Hilton Hawaiian Village reach tentative agreement

(Pacific Business News) – By Christina O’Connor. UNITE HERE Local 5 reached a tentative contract agreement with Hilton Hawaiian Village management over the weekend, the union reported Sunday.

Hotel workers union reaches tentative deal with Hilton Hawaiian Village

(Hawaii News Now) – HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) – Unionized hotel workers and the Hilton Hawaiian Village reached a tentative deal in contract negotiations.

UNITE HERE Local 5 and Hilton Hawaiian Village reach tentative agreement

Press Release for May 26, 2019

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UNITE HERE Local 5 and Hilton Hawaiian Village reach tentative agreement

Upon ratification, this agreement will bring workers closer to making one job enough to live in Hawaii

(Honolulu) – Early this morning, UNITE HERE Local 5 and Hilton Hawaiian Village management reached a tentative agreement on a new 4-year union contract that covers over 1,800 hotel workers.

The negotiating committee, which is made up of workers from various departments, worked with the company from May 24 to 26 to reach terms that include wage and benefits increases, job preservation, and more. Contract negotiations have been ongoing since March 22. The union contract expired on June 30, 2018.

“This is a historic agreement that will set a standard for hotel and timeshare workers in Hawaii. Hilton members stuck together to achieve a great contract that raises the standards for workers from all departments in the hotel and timeshares. Thank you to our Local 5 members and the community for supporting the Hilton workers and our campaign to make one job enough for everyone,” says Eric Gill, Financial Secretary-Treasurer of UNITE HERE Local 5.

Local 5 represents approximately 11,000 workers throughout Hawaii who work in the hospitality, health care and food service industries and is an affiliate of UNITE HERE, an international union that represents over 250,000 workers throughout the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit

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