City teams up with immigrant advocates to encourage citizenship

(Honolulu, HI) – The city is partnering with a nonprofit and a union in an effort to get more immigrants to become naturalized U.S. citizens.

Honolulu airport union workers rally for better wages and benefits

(Honolulu, HI) – At Hawaii’s main international airport in Honolulu, UNITE HERE Local 5 members at HMSHost Honolulu—workers at the concessions, restaurants, Starbucks, and bars in Daniel K. Inouye Airport—rallied today to show strength and unity as they demand the company make One Job Enough to live in Hawaii.

Workers at Hale Nani vote to ratify contract

(Honolulu) – Almost 200 Local 5 members at Hale Nani Nursing and Rehabilitation Center voted to ratify a historic contract last week, with 99% yes votes.

Hawaii hotel workers observe Labor Day with action against Diamond Resorts

(Honolulu) – Unite Here Local 5 hotel workers skipped a traditional Labor Day celebration to take action against Diamond Resorts, owner of the Modern Honolulu and Ka’anapali Beach Club on Maui. (Read More)

Hale Nani workers on strike over understaffing, low wages

(Honolulu) – Nearly 200 health care workers at Hale Nani Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, the largest skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility in the state, participated in a one-day strike Friday to demand that the company address understaffing and low wages to make one job enough to live in Hawaii.

Hale Nani health care workers to strike Friday over low wages, understaffing

(Honolulu) – About 200 health care workers at Hale Nani Rehabilitation & Nursing Center are expected to participate in a one-day strike Friday over low wages and understaffing.

Diamond Resorts, hotel union head to bargaining next month

(Star Advertiser) – Unite Here Local 5 — the hotel labor union representing workers at The Modern Honolulu — and Diamond Resorts, the property’s owner and operator, are slated to resume bargaining Aug. 28, according to a union official

Talk story: Being the summertime ‘presence of Jesus’

(Hawaii Catholic-Herald) – The July 20 Citizenship Workshop at St. Joseph Parish in Waipahu drew parishioners and members of other faith communities, unions and the University of Hawaii to help permanent legal residents apply for U.S. citizenship. More than 60 volunteers gave up their Saturday to join the collaborative effort. They included an organizer from […]

Hawaii hotel workers file class action lawsuit against Diamond Resorts for wage theft

(eTurboNews) – Workers at three Hawaii hotels filed a class action lawsuit against the hotels’ owner and operator Diamond Resorts, alleging wage theft. The class action lawsuit covers past and current employees of The Modern Honolulu, Kaanapali Beach Club, and The Point at Poipu. At least 325 employees from the three hotels are covered by […]