United Airlines flight attendants protest staff and service cuts at Honolulu airport

(Honolulu Star-Advertiser) – By Allison Schaefers. United Airlines flight attendants picketed and passed out leaflets Thursday at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport as part of a systemwide day of action.

United Airlines flight attendants take a stand against job and service cuts

(KITV) – Roughly 100 people marched and protested Thursday morning at the United Check in Lobby at Daniel K Inouye International Airport.

Flight attendants picket at Honolulu airport amid United Airlines staffing cuts

(Hawaii News Now) – By Kimi Andrew. HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Dozens of flight attendants picketed outside the United Airlines check-in at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport on Thursday.

The People United Will Never Be Defeated: Why the Sheraton Strike matters for all of Maui’s workers

(Maui Time) – By Debra Andres Arellano. I was a four-year old the last time Sheraton Maui employees went on strike. Back in 1990, I barely knew what was going on. I remember clinging to my mom’s denim jeans as she and other housekeeping aunties walked around a circle carrying signs mounted on wooden sticks. […]

‘A Handle on Our Future’

(AFL-CIO) – As details of the agreements between UNITE HERE workers and Marriott become public, one thing is clear: These victories provide a blueprint for collective bargaining going forward. As Brian Lang, president of UNITE HERE Local 26 in Boston said, “It changes people’s expectations about what’s possible.”

‘We won!’ Marriott hotel workers vote to end strike, return to work

(The Militant) – By Betsey Stone. On Nov. 27, Marriott workers at five hotels in Hawaii voted to ratify a new four-year contract. UNITE HERE Local 5 said strikers got a $1.50 raise in the first year for nontipped workers and 75 cents for tipped workers, as well as gains in health care, job security, […]

Column: Inspired by hotel workers, it’s time to fight for a living wage

(Honolulu Star-Advertiser) – By Gary Hooser. Are the rest of us as committed as hotel housekeepers to raising up Hawaii? Can we as a community accomplish in 60 days what the hotel housekeepers and restaurant workers achieved in 51 days?

Deal in San Francisco Ends Nationwide Marriott Strikes

(The New York Times) – By Karen Schwartz. A new contract with Marriott International that will give housekeepers in San Francisco an eventual $4-an-hour increase and better protections against sexual harassment was approved Monday, ending a nine-week strike by 2,500 workers at seven hotels in that city.

Letter: Use Kyo-ya deal as basis for others

(Honolulu Star-Advertiser) – By Dave Moskowitz. After a long and costly hotel union workers’ strike for higher wages, it would seem that the remaining hotels who have not negotiated a new contract with Unite Here Local 5 would sign as soon as possible (“Strike’s end means 5 hotels down, about 15 more to go,” Star-Advertiser, […]

Hawaii union workers negotiate deal with Marriott hotel management, ending months-long strike

(Balitang America) – HONOLULU, HI — Union organization Unite Here Local 5 has been in negotiations with Kyo-Ya Hotel and Resorts since this past summer, after contracts were expired and the company refused to renew them.