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Thu. 7/16 COVID-19 Update

2020 election ballots have started to arrive.  Look for yours in the mail and refer to Local 5’s primary Election endorsement.  Local 5 union pushes for safety, job security – Honolulu Star-Advertiser.  – Good article about yesterday’s actions, with quotes from Affron Herring and Eric Gill.   Workers call for extended health coverage as the […]

Workers call for extended health coverage as the closure drags on

(Maui News) – By Kehaulani Cerizo. Participants in the Unite Here Local 5 union sign-waving event donned red shirts and carried signs about safe reopening and worker benefits. They also presented to the county a petition with more than 3,500 signatures from hospitality workers statewide asking hotel employers to ensure continued medical coverage for laid-off […]

Local 5 union pushes for safety, job security

(Honolulu Star-Advertiser) – By Allison Schaefers. Unite Here Local 5 union members returned to Waikiki and other tourist districts across the state Wednesday to remind Hawaii officials to make health and safety the key focus of the state’s tourism reopening plan.

COVID-19 safety remains a major factor for hotel reopenings

(KHON 2) – By Max Rodriguez. Jamee Gomera, who works reservations at Waikoloa Beach Marriott said she wants to return to work in a safe environment. Gomera said, “We got to get the message out that we want to make sure everyone is safe when we get back, and we want to get back.”

Mon. 7/13/20: COVID-19 update

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS Ige delays plan to reopen tourism until Sept. 1 amid COVID-19 surge on the mainland (Hawaii News Now, July 13, 2020) The 14 day quarantine policy for travelers will continue until Sep. 1st.  With this announcement the pre-departure testing program will also be on hold until September 1st. Survey: 8 in 10 residents […]