Entries by Bryant de Venecia

Closer look expected for Hawaii hotel resort fees

Jason Maxwell, a bartender at the Waikiki Beach Marriott, said customers found resort fees more tolerable in the past, when they included amenities like two free drinks and 10% off a meal instead of today’s commonly obsolete benefits like use of the in-room landline or DVD rentals.

Hawaii’s lodging industry workers missing out, expert says

Local 5 spokesman Bryan de Venecia said the union secured two extensions to its 2018 contracts at all the big hotel brands in 2022, which included “raises and contributions to our health and welfare fund to replenish funds that were depleted during the pandemic.”

Citizenship Assistance for all Alliance Members

In 2021, the Alliance won a historic bargaining victory and a first-ever benefit at KP for our members only. As of January 1, reimbursement is now available for citizenship assistance, including the application fee, biometrics fee, and citizenship classes and Alliance members can get a paid day off to attend their naturalization ceremony. Strong UNIONS Make Strong PARTNERS! […]

Local 5 Updates ( Hilo, Kona, Waimea)

Local 5 Updates  ( Kaiser Hilo, Kona, Waimea) Date & Time: Jan 24, 2023 07:00 PM Hawaii. 30-45 mins Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87499914116?pwd=d1BWWEhZN0tsWnlqZHdMMFNWK2ZBQT09 Meeting ID: 874 9991 4116 Passcode: 1938 OR Dial in by phone: One tap mobile +16699006833,,87499914116#,,,,*1938# US   Agenda: Local 5 Updates : What’s New & What’s Coming Up Worker Lead Victories What’s in […]