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Local 5 Statement re: COVID-19 vaccines

Media Contact: Paola Rodelas Cell Phone: (808) 333-4782 [email protected] Statement re: COVID-19 vaccinations Vaccines to prevent and immunize against COVID-19 are becoming increasingly available in the United States and in Hawaii. We are optimistic about the opportunities that a vaccine can provide for our community, especially for our workers in the hospitality industry, as the […]

Frustration over Hawaii’s jammed-up unemployment system prompts rally

(Honolulu Star-Advertiser) – By Andrew Gomes. The demonstration, largely organized by Hawaii Workers Center and the Unite Here Local 5 labor union, was an amplified display filled with rally cries, personal pleas, signs, flags and Waikiki hotel worker Mark Kamahele playing a snare drum. “Hey hey! Ho ho! Open up the unemployment doors,” participants chanted […]