(KITV 4) – UNITE HERE Local 5 members who work at Hilton Hawaiian Village will rally at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Side on Paoa Place near Tropics Friday. Workers say that they will demand a better contract and better job protection. The workers who will participate include those in housekeeping, banquets, food, beverage, front desk, and more. The 51-day strike of over 2,700 Marriott/Kyoya workers in 2018 set the tourism industry standards for better wages and benefits for th…
(KITV 4) – The union filed federal labor charges against the hotel and its parent company, Diamond Resorts, and say the firings come in the middle of labor contract negotiations.
(Travel Weekly) – By Tovin Lapan. Diamond Resorts will convert the Modern Honolulu from a hotel to a timeshare apartment building and has notified 30% of the staff, 78 workers, that their jobs will be eliminated in the next 30 days. This is just the latest development for a property that began its life as the first Edition hotel and has been in the headlines almost from the start.
(Honolulu Star-Advertiser) – By Allison Schaefers. However, opponents like the traditional lodging industry and Unite Here Local 5 have argued that the bill would condone vacation rental operations that violate county land use ordinances.
(West Hawaii Today) – By Associated Press. HONOLULU — The closure of a Hawaii hotel is expected to result in up to 78 employee layoffs.
(KHON 2) – By Nikki Schenfeld. HONOLULU (KHON2) – The Modern Honolulu laid off about 30% of its workers last week after a timeshare company bought the hotel in April 2018.