Financial Difficulties? We are entering Week 4 of the strike and know that finances are getting tight. First step is to reach out directly to your financial institutions, landlord, etc. Many are willing to grant hardship waivers that don’t affect your credit. Some Kyo-ya strikers have already secured waivers. This is the MOST important step. If you still have difficulties, then visit a free financial advisor at Strike HQ, Tuesday 10/30 from 1p-5p OR at the Hotel and Travel FCU, Thursday from 12p-4p.
In it to win it! Today is Day 23 of the strike—officially longer than the 1990 strike! Local 5 members at the Kyo-ya/Marriott striking properties are clearly motivated to continue this fight.
“Why would we go back now? We are powerful. I’ve sacrificed too much to go back in without winning the main things! We deserve it all—the wage increases, better workload, job protection, and a four year contract so we can fight along with our sisters and brothers on the mainland,” Lourdes Maquera, housekeeper, Royal Hawaiian Hotel.
“The most important word in the language of the working class is solidarity.” —Harry Bridges
- Hawaii News Now: “Digital Shortcast 10/29/2018”
- Hawaii News Now: “On day 22 of Hawaii hotel strike, union says negotiations are progressing”
- Pacific Business News: “National negotiations taking place between Marriott and Unite Here unions”
- Hotel News Now: “5 things to know: 29 October 2018”