UNITE HERE! Local 5 has been accepted into the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions and subsequently into The Labor Management Partnership (LMP). LMP is better way of working, based on mutual respect, joint accountability and common goals. In most cases, this has led to measurable improvements in care and service, job security, Coalition union job […]
Sheraton Princess Kaiulani terminated bell clerk Hiromi. The Union filed a grievance with the help of her coworker Godfrey Maeshiro. The Union brought the case to mediation, and the employer agreed to pay Hiromi $15,000 and change her termination to a resignation.
In the last year, Kyo-ya/Marriott has done the following: Brought in dozens of workers from a subcontractor to work functions at Sheraton Waikiki as cooks, waiters and dishwashers. This work could have gone to Local 5 members at all of the 4 Waikiki properties. The Union has spoken to many members who were not offered […]
The best places to work have a culture where workers feel valued and respected. Equality in treatment is important in building this culture. When we as workers feel a sense of community and shared purpose, we become a working family and the company thrives. Why then does Kyo-Ya believe it is okay to subcontract some […]
Do you have any of these questions about your Local 5 Health & Welfare benefits? What do I do when my doctor is not participating in the health plan (non participating provider)? What should I do if I am being pushed to pay a bill that I don’t think is right? How do I find […]
Nearly 900 Local 5 members, other unions, and community supporters came to our Union Day of Action at The Ilikai, where workers walked off the job. Management reached out to us in the middle of the action to talk about a pathway to settlement. This is a huge victory and a lesson we need to […]
(Honolulu Star-Advertiser) – By Star-Advertiser staff. More than 60 hospitality workers of Ilikai Hotel & Luxury Suites in Waikiki began a one-day strike this morning calling for better working conditions.
Thursday, October 19, 2017 4:00p – 6:00p The Ilikai Hotel (1777 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96815) Now, more than ever, it’s time for working people to take a stand—and stand together. UNITE HERE will be mobilizing more than 20,000 members in 40 cities across the U.S. & Canada to show that standing together in […]
Congratulations to Joyce Tihada for winning the Maui Hotel and Lodging Association’s Legacy Award! Joyce has worked at the Sheraton Maui for 51 years and is a Local 5 Executive Board Member.
Housekeepers at The Kahala Resort delegated HR to demand fair workload. Some housekeepers are cleaning way more rooms than others. Managers are also making housekeepers go to different floors even when they already have bidded floors. The HR director agreed to meet with the housekeeping director to fix the issues and will get back to […]