“Hawaiʻi needs a four year contract. We are powerful because we are all together. We need to make sure that we are powerful the next time we have to fight.” – Kataki Vaea, Sheraton Maui Lead Cook, 26 years
In the Bible, Jesus fed the 5,000 people by breaking bread and sharing it with the masses. Our faith allies echoed this action yesterday morning by breaking bread for the strikers in Waikiki.
With every beat of the drum, with every step we take, with every chant we yell, every relationship we built, every boycott, every delegation, every leaflet, every effort we have moved this contract forward. We are approaching the top of the hill, let’s bring this home. Never surrender!
In It to Win It
Negotiations are moving along but we still haven’t reached agreements on our final priorities: 4-year contract, housekeeping room drop, and big money for our wages and benefits. We have the strength, we have the unity, never surrender!
If there is no struggle, there is no progress. –Frederick Douglass