Primary Election Endorsements

The Hawaii Primary Election is on Saturday, August 11. To find your polling place or any other information on the election, click here. Download our Primary Election Endorsements flyer (PDF). Local 5 Primary Election Endorsements 2018.06.21 Local 5 Endorsements mailer United State Senate: Mazie Hirono Governor: David Ige Lieutenant Governor: Kim Coco Iwamoto       Honolulu City […]

Turnout high for low-cost mortgage event

(Honolulu Star-Advertiser) – By Andrew Gomes. Close to 1,000 people have applied for low-cost mortgage pre-approvals from a nonprofit at an event that began in Honolulu on Friday, according to the event’s organizer.

Mortage Program Aims to Overcome Home-Buying Obstacles for Hawaiʻi Residents

(Hawaii Public Radio) – By Ku’uwehi Hiraishi. Affordable housing is one of the biggest issues confronting Hawai’i residents. The state’s high cost of living, relatively low wages, and lack of affordable housing make it hard to become a homeowner. So a new mortgage program that made its debut in Hawai’i late last week is attracting […]

Ige attends panel on Hawaii housing market difficulties

(KITV) – By Avijah Scarborough. For many people living here in Hawaii, the dream of home ownership is out of reach. With high prices and a shortage of supply, the housing market is full of challenges. Governor Ige led a round table discussion on home-ownership on Sunday at the NACA event, a non-profit advocacy and […]

National non-profit offers low-cost home mortgages

(Hawaii News Now) – By Jim Mendoza. The applause for Mark Kamahele signaled a turning point for the longtime hotel worker – one that meant he was closer to buying a home.

Free 5-day event offers low-cost mortgages in Honolulu

(Honolulu Star-Advertiser) – By Andrew Gomes. A Boston-based nonprofit backed by two national lenders is offering no-fee home mortgages with below-market interest rates for Hawaii residents at a free five-day event that starts today in Honolulu.

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 […]

Hotel workers union rallies in Waikiki heading into talks

(Honolulu Star-Advertiser) – By Allison Schaefers. Organized labor took a beating on Wednesday in Washington, D.C., but you wouldn’t have known that by the show of force exhibited by the 1,500 Unite Here Local 5 hotel workers who kicked off bargaining talks with a rally Wednesday in Waikiki.

‘One job should be enough’

(The Maui News) – With their contract with the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa set to end, union members from Unite Here! Local 5 are joined by retirees and supporters for a sign-waving event along Honoapiilani Highway in Lahaina near the Lahaina Cannery Mall on Wednesday afternoon.