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Local 5 endorses Kim Coco Iwamoto for lieutenant governor

(Honolulu Star-Advertiser) – By Sophie Cocke. UNITE Here Local 5, which represents about 11,000 Hawaii hospitality, health and food service industry workers, endorsed Kim Coco Iwamoto today for lieutenant governor. The union is known for its progressive political views and grassroots activism.

Message from the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions

May 7, 2018—Today, at the “Labor Summit” in Oakland, Kaiser management presented the unions with a top-down, unilateral “new partnership.” This proposal, in particular, limits our ability as union members to speak out and stand up for our rights—and threatens union members’ job security with technology and outsourcing. Kaiser has a legal obligation to bargain […]

Hyatt Centric workers vote to unionize

(Honolulu Star-Advertiser) – By Allison Schaefers. Workers at the Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach Hotel cast their votes Tuesday to make the property the first Hawaii hotel to join the Unite Here Local 5 union through a National Labor Relations Board election in two decades.