Yesterday, Local 5 properties that are not on strike had committee meetings and pledged to increase the support and walk the picket lines with our brothers and sisters on strike. Several members on strike shared their stories of how they have grown and what this strike means to them.
“Money comes and goes; this strike is more than that. We have created this special bond. What we learned about ourselves and each other, the company can never take away from us.” — Robert Valera, Sheraton Waikiki, Engineering
The growth, solidarity, strength, and courage of the strikers was felt by the committee at the support properties. The commitment to monetary contributions is reflected as donations are being given every day.
“I am supporting my brothers and sisters on strike because it is the right thing to do. Uniting in one direction is our way of winning a fair contract. I know that this is the way to secure the medical and the future for my family.” — Evangeline Bautista, Hilton Hawaiian Village, Housekeeping
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