Workers at Marriott negotiations: Stop the Squeeze!

On Thursday, June 28, 2018 Local 5 opened negotiations with Marriott. This followed an amazing day of action on June 27th where over 1500 members and supporters hit the streets on Oahu and Maui to tell the world that we want a future in which One Job Should Be Enough! At the negotiations, Marriott workers […]

Local 5 endorses Ikaika Hussey in City Council race against Carol Fukunaga

Local 5 endorses Ikaika Hussey in City Council race against Carol Fukunaga (Honolulu, HI) – UNITE HERE Local 5, Hawaii’s Best Union three years in a row and one of the largest private sector unions in the state, is endorsing community advocate and longtime Local 5 ally Ikaika Hussey, who is running against incumbent Carol […]

Hawaii workers defy Trump administration in largest union action this year

UNITEHERE! Local 5 Press release for June 27, 2018 Media Contact: Paola Rodelas Office Phone: (808) 941-2141 ext. 270 Cell Phone: (808) 333-4782 [email protected] Hawaii workers defy Trump administration in largest union action this year Over 1,500 Local 5 members and community supporters show unity and strength amidst the Janus decision, demanding that One Job […]

Maui hotel workers to sign wave, demand that One Job Should Be Enough

Media Advisory for June 22, 2018 Media Contact: Paola Rodelas Office Phone: (808) 941-2141 ext. 270 Cell Phone: (808) 333-4782 [email protected] Maui hotel workers to sign wave, demand that One Job Should Be Enough 20 Hawaii hotels, including Sheraton Maui, have union contracts expiring in 2018; workers call on hotel companies to provide One Job […]

Thousands of Local 5 workers to kick off union contract expiration with largest march and rally in years

Media Advisory for June 22, 2018 Media Contact: Paola Rodelas Office Phone: (808) 941-2141 ext. 270 Cell Phone: (808) 333-4782 [email protected] Thousands of Local 5 workers to kick off union contract expiration with largest march and rally in years 20 Hawaii hotels have union contracts expiring in 2018; workers call on hotel companies to Provide […]

Local 5 endorses David Ige for Governor

Local 5 endorses David Ige for Governor Hawaii’s Best Union three years in a row announced the endorsement to hundreds of Local 5 members at their annual statewide Delegate Convention (Honolulu, HI) – UNITE HERE Local 5, Hawaii’s Best Union three years in a row and one of the largest private sector unions in the […]

Royal Kona Resort workers ratify union contract

Royal Kona Resort workers ratified their union contract with a 100% yes vote. Workers fought hard for the past year and a half to demand good quality jobs in Kona and all of Hawai’i Island. As a result, they got a great contract with: wage and benefit increases improved job security language against the subcontracting […]

HMS Host Kahului Airport workers ratify 1st union contract

HMS Host workers at Kahului Airport on Maui ratified their first union contract on Saturday with 100% voting YES! These workers organized to join our union last year and did not stop until they achieved fairness, better wages, job security, and many other benefits through this 3-year contract. We welcome them into our Local 5 […]

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 […]