Results of the Allocation Vote and the Dues Increase Vote

86% voted YES (1,752 total: 1,512 yes, 240 no) on the allocation conference’s recommendation. (see below). Mahalo to everyone who voted! 77% voted YES (2,114 total: 1,629 yes, 485 no) to increase the base dues rate for workers in the hotels (except for The Hale Koa Hotel, which is a Federal government employer) and at […]

Local 5 gains 105 new members as Hilton Garden Inn workers ratify first union contract

UNITE HERE! Local 5 Press Release For Immediate Release March 23, 2017 Media Contact: Paola Rodelas Office: (808) 941-2141, ext. 270 Mobile: (808) 333-4782 Local 5 gains 105 new members as Hilton Garden Inn workers ratify first union contract The deal will improve healthcare, workload, and more Honolulu (March 23, 2017) – 105 workers at […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]