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:

Kaiser Permanente workers: Message from UNITE HERE Local 5 and Hawaii Nurses’ Association/OPEIU Local 50

Union leaders, bargaining team members and observers of the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions arrived Monday night and yesterday morning in Oakland to begin negotiations with Kaiser Permanente management for a new National Agreement. Despite an unexpected announcement on March 26 by some of the member unions that they are withdrawing from the Coalition, we […]

Hawaii’s largest Citizenship Workshop will help nearly 150 immigrants become U.S. citizens

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 23, 2018 Media Contact: Paola Rodelas Mobile: (808) 333-4782 [email protected] Hawaii’s largest Citizenship Workshop will help nearly 150 immigrants become U.S. citizens Immigration advocates, volunteers organize Citizenship Workshop in response to DACA expiration Honolulu, HI – Immigration attorneys, elected officials, and community organizations are joining UNITE HERE Local 5 in organizing […]