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Hilton-Managed Hotel Employees Fear Permanent Layoffs As Recall Rights Expiration Nears

Hilton-Managed Hotel Employees Fear Permanent Layoffs As Recall Rights Expiration Nears By Aina Iglesias (Front Desk, Doubletree by Hilton Alana Waikiki) Are you interested in writing for UNITE HERE Local 5? We also offer writing training. Contact Paola Rodelas. “Did you see Hilton is getting rid of workers permanently?” Jungmin Kim, my coworker, came running […]

Local 5 members help rent relief program applications

Local 5 has been helping from the inside on the massive Rental and Utility Relief Program with the City and County of Honolulu. Three Local 5 members (clockwise: Haley Oki, Sora Bak, and Caitlin Sabado) took a leave of absence to work with us. They have processed over 100 applications in the past month! If […]

Daily hotel room cleaning means a happier and healthier Hawaii

By Nely Reinante (Housekeeper, Hilton Hawaiian Village) Are you interested in writing for UNITE HERE Local 5? Contact Paola Rodelas. Tourism drives Hawaii’s economy, while housekeepers are the heart of a hotel. As tourism is returning, we—the housekeepers—are excited to welcome our guests to show off our island’s alluring beauty and share our warmest spirit […]

Sheraton houseman gets reinstated after wrongful termination

Alfredo, a houseman at Sheraton Waikiki for 26 years with clean record was wrongfully terminated. A shop steward filed a grievance with the Union’s help to have him reinstated. We’re so happy he was brought back to work on May 27! #UnionAdvantage