July 6-10: Achieve the Dream Home Ownership Event

To combat Hawaii’s growing affordable housing crisis, UNITE HERE Local 5 is partnering with the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) to organize a five-day Achieve the Dream Home Ownership Event for working people from July 6-10 at the Hawaii Convention Center. NACA provides pre-approvals for the best mortgage in America for low-income to moderate-income […]

Update for Kaiser Permanente members

Aloha Kaiser Brothers and Sisters, UNITE HERE! Local 5 was accepted into the Alliance of Health Care Unions yesterday. We will continue to work in partnership with Kaiser. Please know that we have made a commitment to maintain and develop our relationship with HNA (Hawaii Nurses Association OPEIU Local 50). Nothing will change. We will […]

Local 5 endorses Kim Coco Iwamoto for Lieutenant Governor

Honolulu, Hi. – Progressive candidate for Lieutenant Governor Kim Coco Iwamoto was endorsed today by the union representing 11,000 Hawaii hospitality, health and food service industry workers. “We are happy to endorse Kim Coco Iwamoto for Lieutenant Governor,” said Eric Gill, Financial-Secretary Treasurer of UNITE Here, Local 5. “She has been a staunch ally of […]

Message from the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions

May 7, 2018—Today, at the “Labor Summit” in Oakland, Kaiser management presented the unions with a top-down, unilateral “new partnership.” This proposal, in particular, limits our ability as union members to speak out and stand up for our rights—and threatens union members’ job security with technology and outsourcing. Kaiser has a legal obligation to bargain […]

Hilton Hawaiian Village GSA files grievance, wins overtime pay

Kiyomi, a guest service agent at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, filed a grievance with the help of our Contract Enforcement Team because she was not offered a work opportunity by seniority. As a result, she was paid for 8 hours of overtime.

Hyatt Centric Waikiki Hotel workers vote yes to unionize

(KITV) – HONOLULU – Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach Hotel workers voted to unionize the organization, with the biggest election win in decades.

Hyatt Centric Waikiki workers vote yes to unionize

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 3, 2018 Media Contact: Paola Rodelas Mobile: (808) 333-4782 [email protected] Hyatt Centric Waikiki workers vote yes to unionize Local 5 scores biggest NLRB union election win in decades Honolulu, HI – Hotel workers at the Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach Hotel voted to join the 11,000 member strong UNITE HERE Local 5. […]

Hilton Hawaiian Village utility steward wins overtime pay

James Alimbuyao, a utility steward at Hilton Hawaiian Village, was not offered a work opportunity by seniority. With the help of his shop steward Gladys Pobre, he filed a grievance and was paid for 8 hours of work at the overtime rate.

Department Meetings: Share your thoughts on your union contract

Local 5 will be conducting department or divisional meetings between March 16th and April 27th. Come and share your thoughts regarding your contract and what our priorities should be in the upcoming negotiations. Hear the Union plan that will bring true job security. Learn about what it takes to win. If you work at the […]

A message from the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions

The Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions released the following message to its 80,000-plus union members on March 29, 2018: