(Honolulu Star-Advertiser) – By Allison Schaefers. Organized labor took a beating on Wednesday in Washington, D.C., but you wouldn’t have known that by the show of force exhibited by the 1,500 Unite Here Local 5 hotel workers who kicked off bargaining talks with a rally Wednesday in Waikiki.
(The Maui News) – With their contract with the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa set to end, union members from Unite Here! Local 5 are joined by retirees and supporters for a sign-waving event along Honoapiilani Highway in Lahaina near the Lahaina Cannery Mall on Wednesday afternoon.
(Honolulu Star-Advertiser) – By Gordon Pang. A proposal for two more 400-foot-tall buildings next to the Pacific Guardian Tower at Kapiolani Boulevard and Keeaumoku Street is the latest project in the area to seek approval from the Honolulu City Council to build higher than currently allowed.
(Hawaii News Now) – By HHN Staff. A local union is raising concerns about affordable housing units in a proposed Honolulu development.
(Honolulu Star-Advertiser) – By Sophie Cocke. Unite Here Local 5, which represents about 11,000 Hawaii hospitality, health and food service workers, endorsed Gov. David Ige for re-election Thursday during its annual delegate convention at the Hale Koa Hotel.
(KHON) – By Web Staff. HONOLULU (KHON2) – UNITE HERE Local 5 announced Thursday that it is endorsing Gov. David Ige for re-election.