International Women’s Day: Gemma Weinstein

(Hawaii Public Radio) – By Beth-Ann Kozslovich. International Women’s Day is a call to action for accelerating gender parity. On Oahu, members of labor union Local 5, the AiKea Movement, Women’s March Hawai’i, and the Hawaii State Teachers Association will march and rally in Waikiki. Gemma Weinstein is local organizer and women’s rights advocate.

Local 5 disputes city permit for Ritz project

(Honolulu Star-Advertiser) – By Allison Schaefers. The labor union Unite Here Local 5 is challenging the city Department of Planning and Permitting’s decision to approve a special district permit for the controversial Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach project.

Aqua-Aston workers win labor ruling

(Honolulu Star-Advertiser) – By Star-Advertiser Staff. Aston Waikiki Beach and Hotel Renew workers who have been engaged in a yearlong battle for the right to decide whether to unionize earned a small victory Tuesday.

Honolulu hotel group found guilty of federal labor violations

(KHON) – By Web Staff. A Honolulu-based hotel management company has been found guilty of violating federal law. The ruling addresses unfair labor practice charges filed by UNITE HERE! Local 5 union against Aqua-Aston Hospitality, which manages Aston Waikiki Beach and Hotel Renew, among others.

Hale Nani 3-Day Strike Ends

IMG_8785_0(Hawaii Public Radio) – By Wayne Yoshioka. Union workers ended their 3-day strike today at a Long-Term-Care facility in Honolulu.