Entries by prodelas

At World’s Largest Hilton, Workers Fight for Jobs, Daily Cleaning

Tourism drives Hawaii’s economy, and housekeepers are the heart of our hotels. But as tourism is returning to Hawaii, only a few housekeepers are being called back to work because many hotels are not providing daily room cleaning—taking advantage of the pandemic to cut labor costs. (Read more)

Moana Surfrider bussers take action to bring back their coworkers

William, Fu, and Louis are bussers at the Veranda in the Moana Surfrider. They delegated HR on Monday to address workload, staffing, and job description issues because their manager wasn’t responding to their concerns. The HR director said she would address these issues with her team. Since then, adjustments have already been made. For example, […]

Kyo-ya Waikiki hotel workers delegate Marriott executive re: work issues

On Tuesday, worker leaders from the Waikiki Kyo-ya hotels met with Kevin Gleason from Marriott Corp.   Issues raised: job combos, daily housekeeping, short staffing, IRD, F&B cashiers, Mokihana food, F&B outlets, spa, angry guests, management doing our work, etc.   “We went on strike for 51 days and reached a contract in good faith. […]

Remebering Rev. Bob Nakata, community organizer & Local 5 ally

We share the sad news today of the passing of Rev. Bob Nakata. He was one of the founding clergy of Faith Action and has been a passionate ally of Local 5 for nearly two decades. His work with us includes getting arrested in our 2010 civil disobedience action with Hyatt Regency Waikiki workers; keeping […]