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2020 Primary Election Endorsements

The Hawaii Primary Election is on Saturday, August 8. Starting this year, Hawaii votes by mail and all voters will automatically receive their ballot in the mail 18 days prior to each election. See our Local 5 Primary Election Endorsements below. We are continuing to deliberate on some races and will update this list of […]

Thu. 7/9 COVID-19 Update

New Resource: If your child was getting free or reduced-price school lunch during the school year, you are eligible for food purchasing assistance. It’s a one-time payment of up to $360 per child. The Hawai’i Department of Human Services will automatically send benefits to eligible households—you do not need to apply! Read this flyer for more […]

Thu. 7/2/20: COVID-19 update

PROTESTING JOB CUTS AT THE STATE CAPITOL Dozens of UNITE HERE Local 5 hospitality workers, non-union hotel workers, and community supporters sign-waved and chanted to protest the job cuts at reopening hotels. View the photos on our Facebook page. NEWS HIGHLIGHTS Hospitality workers protest job cuts as hotels plan to reopen – KITV Excerpt: “UNITE […]

Mon. 6/29/20: COVID-19 update

50% DISCOUNTS FOR SNAP CARDHOLDERS AT TIMES SUPER MARKETS We posted a new resource on our Local 5 webpage: Any persons receiving SNAP (Food Stamps/EBT) benefits are eligible to receive 50% of locally grown produce at participating grocery stores when they present DA BUX card. Most current SNAP holders should have automatically received a Double […]

Mon. 6/22/20: COVID-19 update

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: WATCH LOCAL 5’s MAYORAL FORUM Last Friday, we hosted a worker-centered Mayoral Forum with six candidates of the Honolulu Mayoral Race. They were asked questions about issues that impact Hawaii’s working families. If you missed it live, you can still watch the recording here. NEWS HIGHLIGHTS Gov. David Ige reportedly […]

Thu. 6/18/20: COVID-19 update

FRI. 6/19/20 – LOCAL 5 MAYORAL FORUM Our next Facebook Live will be a worker-centered Mayoral Forum tomorrow (Fri. 6/19), 7pm-8:30pm. Candidates of the Honolulu Mayoral Race will be asked questions about issues that impact Hawaii’s working families. Watch it live and ask your questions: http://facebook.com/uniteherehawaii/live. NEWS HIGHLIGHTS ‘Dreamers’ cheer US court ruling on young […]