It’s Housekeeping Appreciation Week! Local 5 housekeepers are celebrating by taking their breaks and calling on management to bring back daily room cleaning. Without daily room cleaning, fewer housekeepers are being called back to work. Thousands of jobs could be saved by reinstating daily room cleaning. The few who are working are struggling with the workload […]
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Local 5 stands in solidarity with HSTA fighting for safer schools for our keiki. Hundreds of Leeward Oahu educators conducted socially distanced information picketing Tuesday afternoon to raise concerns about a lack of consistent safety protocols. We joined their picket and will continue to stand with them.
Press release for September 10, 2021 Media Contact: Bryant de Venecia Cell Phone: (808) 546-0024 [email protected] Housekeepers call on hotels to bring back daily room cleaning (Honolulu) – Hotel housekeepers call on their employers to back daily room cleaning and other guest services so that workers can get back to work and guests can have […]
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Around 35,000 people statewide lost federal unemployment benefits over the holiday weekend. Now, many of the state’s unemployed aren’t sure what they will do as the pandemic drags on. (Read more)
After months of stalling by Kaiser Permanente negotiators, scheduled national bargaining sessions ended today. “Because of management’s approach, these negotiations are in serious trouble – unlike anything our Alliance unions have experienced with Kaiser Permanente since the 1990’s,” said Alliance chief negotiator Hal Ruddick. “Unless management dramatically changes course, this conflict will continue to escalate. […]