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Kyo-ya bellmen win backpay after losing porterage

Shop Steward Jason Timbresa from the Royal Hawaiian filed a grievance for Bellman losing porterage on a 6,000 member group of visitors. When they realized bellmen at other Kyo-Ya properties were also denied porterage, Jason and the Contract Enforcement Team amended the grievance to include all Kyo-ya properties. Grievants Jason Timbresa, Randy Kitagawa, Trisha Nonura-Bumagat, […]

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December 2016 Workers Lead Bulletin

Ka’anapali Beach Club workers ratify a new union contract, 4 unfairly terminated workers got their jobs back, and more. Read below for more Local 5 victories. (Printable PDF version of our December 2016 Workers Lead Bulletin: English and Chinese.) Ka’anapali Beach Club workers ratify new union contract Congratulations to our members at Ka’anapali Beach Club […]

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Parking victory for Sheraton Waikiki & Royal Hawaiian workers

Parking victory for our Sheraton Waikiki and Royal Hawaiian workers! Our worker-led committee negotiated with the company to address the safety, economic and workplace impacts of the parking lockouts. Starting on the lockouts of December 9th & 15th, the company has agreed to go back to the old way.   The General Manager and Local […]

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November 2016 Workers Lead Bulletin

Workers successfully fought against an unfair attendance policy, improper staffing, scheduling violations, and more. Read below for more of our Local 5  victories. (Printable PDF version of our November 2016 Workers Lead Bulletin: English and Chinese.) Annual Local 5 Delegate Convention At our annual Delegate Convention, we discussed the challenges & opportunities facing the union. […]

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Sheraton grounds workers delegates management

Leaders from the Grounds department at Sheraton delegated management without the help of their organizers. They brought up issues in their department around standard operations, communication, training new hires, and more. Management agreed to work with them to address these issues. Congratulations to these leaders for stepping up! #WorkersLead

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Hawaii Care & Cleaning workers fight unfair termination

Hawaii Care & Cleaning worker Sherwin Badua was recently terminated for excessive attendance. His coworkers wore buttons in support of Sherwin and to stand up against HCC’s unfair attendance policy that counts tardiness and absences as a no show. Sherwin also filed a grievance. Before even getting to step one of the grievance, HCC agreed […]

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Royal Hawaiian worker fights for scheduling, workload

Kekoa Caseria has worked at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel for 16 years. Since 2009, Kekoa has tirelessly fought to have Sunday/Monday Days Off. With the help of the Contract Enforcement Team (CET), effective October 20, 2016 Kekoa was finally awarded his Preferred Days Off. Kekoa also won Back Pay of 4.75 hours for a 2014 […]

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Local 5 General Election endorsements

Vote Kirk Caldwell for Mayor Local 5 will support Kirk Caldwell for re-election as Honolulu Mayor. After Local 5 convention delegates heard from both Caldwell and his opponent Charles Djou at our recent annual convention, they were asked two questions: should Local 5 endorse a candidate in the Mayor’s election? and, which candidate should we […]