Our members have won back 245 union jobs since Hawaii reopened tourism, in addition to the positions recalled by management. Our members won these jobs back by fighting against job combos, management doing our work, understaffing, scheduling overtime instead of recalling workers, and more. American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) – UNITE HERE housekeepers, cooks, & […]
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(Honolulu, HI) – Since October, Hawaii’s vacation rental market has come back from the COVID-19 shutdown, outperforming statewide hotel occupancy every month.
HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) has announced updates to Hawaii’s unemployment insurance and assistance benefits, as well as improvements to help claimants get in touch with staff.
(Honolulu, HI) – Many of the businesses hurting the most rely on tourism dollars. It is the state’s top economic driver and hotels were shuttered for months. Their employees were laid off, waiting for visitors to return. Nely Reinante was among them. The mother of three was laid off from her housekeeping position at the […]
One of the central pillars of President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better plan for economic recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic is to dismantle the barriers to union organizing and collective bargaining. New data on unionization from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) (Read More)
With the recent surge in tourists to Hawaiʻi, hundreds of UNITE HERE Local 5 members waved signs and passed out out informational leaflets on O’ahu, Maui and Kaua’i to urge visitors and the public to “Spread Aloha, not COVID.” (Read More)