Nearly 900 participate in Union Day of Action in Honolulu

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 […]

Ilikai workers strike, call for better working conditions

(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.

Thu. 10/19 – Union Day of Action

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 […]

Sheraton Maui worker wins Legacy Award

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.

Kahala housekeepers demand fair workload

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 […]

July 2017 Workers Lead Bulletin

Hundreds rally in solidarity with the Ilikai workers, the Queen Kapiolani bell department wins $1946.50, worker-led delegations at the Hilton Hawaiian Village and Sheraton Waikiki, and more. Read below for more Local 5 victories. (Printable PDF version of our July 2017 Workers Lead Bulletin: English and Chinese.) Hundreds rally for Equal Work, Equal Pay Hundreds […]

June 2017 Workers Lead Bulletin

Hale Koa’s Bibas Courtyard Grill workers turn their struggling restaurant around, a Kaiser worker wins back pay and a promotion, and more. Read below for more Local 5 victories. (Printable PDF version of our June 2017 Workers Lead Bulletin: English and Chinese.) Over 700+ workers attend 2017 Workers Day March & Rally 2017-05-24-workers-lead-bulletin 2017-05-24-workers-lead-bulletin-chinese On […]

Workers at Hale Koa Hotel’s Bibas Courtyard Grill turn the struggling restaurant around

Hale Koa Hotel’s Bibas Courtyard Grill was struggling for years and the hotel wanted to shut it down. But our member-led Food & Beverage Success Committee stepped in and helped turn the restaurant around. Workers called for menu revisions, better marketing, etc. For the first time in 6 years, Bibas saw a profit. These workers […]

Sheraton Waikiki Rumfire workers delegate HR

Workers take action! Over a dozen workers from Rumfire in Sheraton Waikiki delegated human resources and delivered a petition signed by over 75% of their room demanding respect in the workplace.

Kaiser maintenance worker wins promotion and back pay

Ray Domingo (General Maintenance Worker at Kaiser Permanente) filed a grievance for not being promoted to a higher classification. With the help of Shop Steward David Poventud, Ray was able to attain $2,191.35 in back pay as well as a promotion to General Maintenance Technician.