Local 5 on Bobby Bunda

Some may disagree with our support of Bobby Bunda, and that’s ok. But we’re confident Bobby is the best candidate for Council District 2. Bobby has never shied away from criticism, but he has also been subject to a series of unfair, illegal and anonymous mailers that do not reflect the values of our hard […]

Local 5 Mortgage Trust Fund

(Hawaii Public Radio) – By Catherine Cruz. Our housing crisis weighs heavy across the state. This morning, Eric Gill, leader of the Hotel workers, joined us to talk about how Marriott Hotel may be warming to the idea of helping its employees through a housing trust fund.

Union: Marriott Agrees To Subsidize Hotel Workers’ Housing

(Honolulu Civil Beat) – By Anita Hofschneider. Marriott has agreed to contribute to a housing fund to help hotel workers deal with the high cost of housing in Hawaii, according to representatives from Unite Here Local 5 who are in the midst of collective bargaining.

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 […]