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Lawmakers urge United Airlines to preserve thousands of catering jobs

(Honolulu, HI) – A group of federal lawmakers — including a number from Hawaii — is urging United Airlines not to move forward with potential plans to outsource thousands of catering jobs.

Eliminating Daily Room Cleaning Threatens Hawaii’s Best Jobs

Sally Mangrobang is a furloughed housekeeper at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki, which shut down in March 2020 due to COVID-19 but got the green light to reopen in October 2020. But seven months have passed and Sally has not been called back to work. She is worried. The hotel got its green light, but where […]

Who are your Local 5 Organizers? Meet Geraldine Acoba & Ikaika Hussey

International Workers’ Day was on May 1, but we believe in celebrating workers year-round. So we are beginning a series of spotlights of our UNITE HERE Local 5 organizers. Local 5 organizers are responsible for training workers to be leaders in their workplaces and out in the community. Thanks to the hard work of our […]

Airport Plaza Hotel workers solidarity with Kaiser Permanente workers

Airport Plaza Hotel workers standing in solidarity with Kaiser Permanente workers protesting job cuts. Mahalo for the support and leadership! #solidarity #1u #UnionAdvantage

United Catering workers at HNL met with Congressman Ed Case

VICTORY: Workers at United kitchen in Honolulu Airport met with Congressman Ed Case asking him to support our members by signing onto a letter urging United to not subcontract catering workers. United worker Ino Otto shared her story of being at risk of losing her job in the middle of a pandemic and expressed her […]