Hilton Hawaiian Village and union negotiators reach agreement on new contract

(Honolulu Star-Advertiser) – The union that represents 1,800 hotel workers at Hilton Hawaiian Village says it has reached a tentative agreement with the management on a new four-year contract.

Hotel Unions in Waikiki getting stronger: One job is enough !

(eTurboNews) – by Juergen Steinmetz. 80 workers at the Double Tree Hilton Alana Waikiki chose to join UNITE HERE Local 5. The union had reached an agreement with Keck Seng and Hilton—the owner and operator of DoubleTree Hilton Alana Waikiki, respectively—to allow a fair process for the workers to decide whether to unionize. Local 5’s newest union members work in housekeeping, front desk, food & beverage, uniformed services, and more.

DoubleTree Hilton Alana Waikiki workers join UNITE HERE Local 5

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DoubleTree Hilton Alana Waikiki workers join UNITE HERE Local 5

Local 5 and the hotel’s owner & operator reach an agreement that allows 80 DoubleTree hotel workers to choose to join the union

(Honolulu) – Today at 11:00am, 80 workers at the DoubleTree Hilton Alana Waikiki chose to join UNITE HERE Local 5. The union had reached an agreement with Keck Seng and Hilton—the owner and operator of DoubleTree Hilton Alana Waikiki, respectively—to allow a fair process for the workers to decide whether to unionize. Local 5’s newest union members work in housekeeping, front desk, food & beverage, uniformed services, and more.

This agreement continues a trend of growth for UNITE HERE Local 5 and union membership in Hawaii. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Hawaii’s union representation increased to 23.1% in 2018. UNITE HERE Local 5 has seen tremendous membership growth in recent years. Since 2017, workers from Hilton Garden Inn, Hyatt Centric Waikiki, HMSHost in Kahului Airport and Lihue Airport, and United Airlines catering have joined Local 5.

The DoubleTree workers publicly called on the company for respect, safe workloads, and a fair process to decide whether to unionize starting on March 5. Last week, DoubleTree workers joined hundreds of workers at the Hilton Hawaiian Village who rallied outside the hotel demanding that one job should be enough to live in Hawaii.

“I am very excited that my coworkers and I are now members of Local 5. Thank you to all of the Local 5 members who stood in solidarity with us. We want to move forward with the company and are looking forward to negotiating our first union contract,” says Flora Matias, a housekeeper at the DoubleTree Hilton Alana.

Local 5 is working with the hotel’s owner and operator to begin negotiations as soon as possible.

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 www.unitehere5.org.

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UNITE HERE Local 5 Updates Its Website with New Court Documents from Diamond Resorts Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit

HONOLULU–(BUSINESS WIRE)–UNITE HERE Local 5 updates DiamondResortsWatch.org with documents from the ongoing breach of fiduciary duty shareholder suit against Diamond Resorts’ directors and Apollo Management VIII, L.P.

‘The Hotel is Attacking Us’: New Momentum in the Hotel Strike Wave

(The Progressive) – By Michael Sainato. Over 1,500 workers represented by UNITE HERE Local 5 at the Hilton Hawaii Village, the largest in Hawaii and the largest Hilton Hotel in the world, voted on April 26 to authorize a strike. Workers are striking for better wages that reflect the high cost of living in Hawaii.

Hilton Hawaiian Village workers rally in Waikiki for a better contract

(Travel Wire News) – UNITE HERE Local 5 Members rallied in Honolulu to demand a better contract and better job protection for workers at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.