Important Member Information

  • It is important for all members to update their member information with the Union. The Union should be notified of any change in name, address, phone number, beneficiary, and/or employment status. Contact us.
  • If you leave the collective bargaining unit due to retirement, promotion, or termination, you should obtain a Withdrawal Card from Local 5. This procedure will keep your membership in good standing with the union; and, should you return to the bargaining unit, you will only be assessed a low reinstatement fee. (Retirees, contact Local 5′s Dues Department for information on Death Burial Insurance)
  • It is important for all members to maintain their membership dues on a monthly basis to avoid membership suspension.

Keep These Numbers Handy

Local 5 Offices
1516 S King St.
Honolulu, HI 96826
Phone: (808) 941-2141
Fax: (808) 941-2166
Toll Free: (800) 585-4373

BRMS – Benefit & Risk Management Services
Gentry Pacific Design Center
560 N. Nimitz Hwy., Ste 209,
Honolulu, HI 96817
(Next to City Mill Iwilei)
Phone: (808) 523-0199
Toll Free: 1 (866) 772-8989

Pacific Southwest Administrators – PWSA (Claims Administrator)
560 N. Nimitz Hwy., # 217E
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
Phone: (844) 357-1081
Toll Free: (866) 377-3977

Hotel & Travel Industry Federal Credit Union
1600 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 110
Honolulu, HI 96814
Phone: (808) 942-5115
Toll Free: (800) 954-4405

Hotel And Restaurant Industry Employment & Training Trust
1035 University Ave., Suite 202
Honolulu, Hawaii 96826
Office: (808) 380-6020
www.hariett.org

Ben Hudnall Memorial Trust
1800 Harrison Street, 15th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Office: (844) 377-7849
bhmt.org

Your Union Contract

Your Union contract (also known as a collective bargaining agreement, or CBA) is a legal agreement between Local 5 and your employer that establishes your terms of employment and rights on the job.

We encourage you to stand up for your rights. Learn more about what you can do if you feel like your rights have been violated.

Membership Dues

Once a person signs a union authorization card, an initiation fee will be assessed and membership dues will commence. (normally, 31 days after the date of hire depending on the contract). Initiation fees are deducted through payroll in increments along with the current month’s dues.

The determination of the amount of dues depends on the contract between the employer and the Union. That could include a flat rate or a small percentage of your gross wages plus a base rate set forth by the contract. For example, for most Hotel Agreements, the calculation of dues is as follows: 1% of gross wages + base rate = monthly dues. Please contact the Local 5 dues department to confirm the current base rate.

NOTE: For members who work part-time, on call, on sick leave or TDI, or on a leave of absence, a minimum amount will be assessed for membership dues each month. It is the responsibility of the member to make self-payments and maintain their dues on a timely basis. Please contact the Local 5 dues department to confirm the current minimum dues amount.