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Hawaiʻi Can Podcast: Episode 1 – Kaiser Permanente workers talk about health care industry

  Listen to episode: 0:06 Aloha mai kakou,  welcome to Hawaii Can. I’m your host Bryant de Venecia, I am a communications organizer for Unite Here Local 5, Hawaii’s hospitality and healthcare Union. For a very first episode, we will talk about the state of the healthcare industry here in Hawaii, and we will hear […]

Pharmacy Technician training program for Local 5 members & family

Aloha, Oahu Local 5 members and family members! As part of Banquet Solutions Hawaii and HARIETT’s on-going efforts to assist Local 5 members and family that have been negatively impacted (unemployed and under employed) by the pandemic, we are partnering with Leeward Community College to offer a Pharmacy Technician training program. The program is free […]

Email our state leaders: what’s your plan to help workers?

Labor Day is supposed to commemorate workers and the American labor movement. Yet on this day, PEUC benefits will expire for thousands of Hawaii workers who are still furloughed and will now receive hundreds of dollars less per week from unemployment. The State of Hawaii knew these benefits would expire. They also allowed the eviction […]

Labor Day 2021 Livestream Event

Click here for our Facebook Live Event Join us on Facebook Live to commemorate Labor Day with hospitality and healthcare workers. We are coming together to celebrate being Hawaii’s Best Union six years in a row. In addition, we want to push state lawmakers and employers to take care of workers—especially as COVID cases increase, […]

Modern Honolulu housekeepers delegate to bring back daily room cleaning

Modern Honolulu housekeeping leaders delegated the general manager yesterday to demand the return of daily housekeeping service and improvements on working conditions and scheduling. We will go back next week for answers! #UnionAdvantage