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June 2017 Workers Lead Bulletin

Hale Koa’s Bibas Courtyard Grill workers turn their struggling restaurant around, a Kaiser worker wins back pay and a promotion, and more. Read below for more Local 5 victories. (Printable PDF version of our June 2017 Workers Lead Bulletin: English and Chinese.)

Over 700+ workers attend 2017 Workers Day March & Rally

2017-05-24-workers-lead-bulletin 2017-05-24-workers-lead-bulletin-chinese ssl_6033_aikeaOn May 1, we organized an International Workers Day on March & Rally with 27 other unions and organizations. Over 700 came to stand up for workers’ rights. With the looming threat of federal legislation that would hurt working families (like the National “Right to Work” bill), we showed our power and solidarity.

Civil Beat covers Hawaii Care & Cleaning (HCC) workers’ victory

unite-local-5-union-members-file-4-640x433Local 5 members Jasmine Marbou, Flordelito Basol, and Virgil Kodep were recently featured in a Honolulu Civil Beat story about the Hawaii Care and Cleaning (HCC) workers’ victory. 58 current and former HCC workers, subcontracted by Hilton Hawaiian Village to do night cleaning, will be paid over $1.1 million in a grievance settlement over stolen wages.

Hale Koa’s Bibas Courtyard Grill workers turn their struggling restaurant around

2017-05-26-08-39-29Hale Koa Hotel’s Bibas Courtyard Grill was struggling for years and the hotel wanted to shut it down. But our member-led Food & Beverage Success Committee stepped in and helped turn the restaurant around. Workers called for menu revisions, better marketing, etc. For the first time in 6 years, Bibas saw a profit. These workers will be leading a panel teaching others of their success! These workers will be leading a panel teaching others of their success! The webinar panel will be on Thursday, June 1 at 9:00a Hawai’i time. Register here.

Airbnb’s bad bill is killed!

2017-05-02-airbnb-sb704-killedFor two years, Airbnb has been trying to pass a bad bill in the State Legislature. It would legitimize their business model and shield illegal vacation rentals, which takes away housing from locals. Because we stood up and fought back, SB704 (Airbnb’s bad bill) has been killed! Next, we’ll be working on passing Res. 17-52 (Honolulu City & County) to protect our affordable housing.

Hilton Hawaiian Village bell clerk wins back pay

2017-04-21-hhv-bell-clerk-ann-ancheta-filterAnna Ancheta, a bell clerk at the Hilton Hawaiian Village filed a grievance with the Contract Enforcement Team because she was not offered a work opportunity by seniority. She won $182.11 as a result.

 

Kaiser maintenance worker wins promotion and back pay

2017-05-24-kaiser-ray-domingo-maintenanceRay Domingo (General Maintenance Worker at Kaiser Permanente) filed a grievance for not being promoted to a higher classification. With the help of Shop Steward David Poventud, Ray was able to attain $2,191.35 in back pay as well as a promotion to General Maintenance Technician.

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Workers at Hale Koa Hotel’s Bibas Courtyard Grill turn the struggling restaurant around

2017-05-26-08-39-29Hale Koa Hotel’s Bibas Courtyard Grill was struggling for years and the hotel wanted to shut it down. But our member-led Food & Beverage Success Committee stepped in and helped turn the restaurant around. Workers called for menu revisions, better marketing, etc. For the first time in 6 years, Bibas saw a profit. These workers will be leading a panel teaching others of their success! The webinar panel will be on Thursday, June 1 at 9:00a Hawai’i time. Register here.

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Kaiser maintenance worker wins promotion and back pay

2017-05-24-kaiser-ray-domingo-maintenanceRay Domingo (General Maintenance Worker at Kaiser Permanente) filed a grievance for not being promoted to a higher classification. With the help of Shop Steward David Poventud, Ray was able to attain $2,191.35 in back pay as well as a promotion to General Maintenance Technician.

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Results of the Allocation Vote and the Dues Increase Vote

86% voted YES (1,752 total: 1,512 yes, 240 no) on the allocation conference’s recommendation. (see below). Mahalo to everyone who voted!

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77% voted YES (2,114 total: 1,629 yes, 485 no) to increase the base dues rate for workers in the hotels (except for The Hale Koa Hotel, which is a Federal government employer) and at Kaiser Permanente by five dollars ($5.00) per month in July 1, 2017. For more details, click here.

We are R3ADY TO WIN. Ready to defend our contract. Ready to grow our union. Ready to secure our future.