Hotel workers union endorses Ige

(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 governor today during its annual delegate convention at the Hale Koa Hotel.

Should Hawaii Hotels Help Their Workers Buy Homes?

(Honolulu Civil Beat) – By Anita Hofschneider. Jawenna Ellazar spends eight hours a day changing sheets, scrubbing toilets and wiping down surfaces in hotel rooms at the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Hotel in Waikiki.

Home loan plan helps new buyers

(Honolulu Star-Advertiser) – Hawaii’s housing shortage crisis is so acute that there’s perfect sense in coming at it from myriad directions. One of the more intriguing approaches was unveiled this week by Unite Here Local 5, the hotel workers’ union, outlining its participation in a national program to help its members manage — and afford — first-time home ownership.

Non-profit organization assists workers to become home owners

(KHON) – By Web Staff. HONOLULU (KHON2) – A nonprofit organization is helping Hawaii workers reach their dreams of owning a home.

Union hopes nonprofit and trust fund will help its members buy homes

(Honolulu Star-Advertiser) – by Allison Schaefers. Cecile Daniels, a 41-year-old Unite Here Local 5 member, works two hotel jobs and two part-time cleaning jobs to make ends meet.

Game changer in race for lieutenant governor: Kim Coco endorsed by Local 5

(KITV) – By Jordan Segundo. HONOLULU (KITV) – Kim Coco Iwamoto landed a major endorsement in the race for Lieutenant Governor Wednesday.