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Reduced hours threaten Hawaii’s hotel workers’ medical benefits

Gina Alcos, an Ala Moana Hotel banquet captain, has had weeks this month when she’s worked only four hours, making it hard to survive and putting health care benefits for her entire family at risk.

Kaiser healthcare workers vote in favor of strike after failed contract negotiations

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Following stalled contract negotiations, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii workers represented by Unite Here Local 5 voted in favor of striking.

Kaiser Permanente workers voted overwhelmingly to authorize strike with 93% YES votes

UNITEHERE! Local 5 Press Release for October 20, 2021 Media Contact: Bryant de Venecia Cell Phone: (808) 546-0024 [email protected] Kaiser Permanente workers voted overwhelmingly to authorize strike with 93% YES votes   (Hawaii) – Workers across the country are saying “enough is enough!” Nearly 2,000 UNITE HERE Local 5 members at Kaiser Permanente join 40,000 […]

Amid failed contract negotiations, Kaiser workers begin vote on possible strike

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – After months of failed contract negotiations, nearly 2,000 workers at Kaiser Permanente began voting Thursday on whether to authorize a strike.

Healthcare Heroes to Healthcare Zeroes: Overworked and Undervalued

    This piece was written by Local 5 member Fred Dagdag from Kaiser Permanente Maui Lani. Do you want to write for Local 5? Let us know! It’s only been a year and a half, yet it feels like eternity since COVID-19 disrupted our lives in Hawaii. I remember not knowing how dangerous this […]