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(Hawaii Public Radio) Union Local 5 on Labor Day: Eric Gill is Financial Secretary-Treasurer of UNITE HERE! Local 5.  Local 5 represents approximately 10,000 workers throughout Hawaii who work in the hospitality, health care and food service industries and is an affiliate of UNITE HERE, an international union that represents over 250,000 workers throughout the U.S. and Canada.

A Look Back at Hawaii’s Labor History

(Hawaii Public Radio) – For most people, Labor Day means the last long weekend of summer. But for others, it’s a day to honor our nation’s workforce.

Hawaii’s Prosperity: Unions Delivered It, Let’s Not Lose It

(Honolulu Civil Beat)By Eric Gill. A hundred years ago, Hawaii’s people suffered under crushing economic exploitation and a stifling political dictatorship. Hawaii’s independent national government had been snuffed out by American soldiers and warships, American plantation owners had firm control of every aspect of political and economic life.

Hotel workers union ratifies contract with Hyatt Regency Waikiki

(The Hawaii Independent) Honolulu – Earlier this week, and by a unanimous vote, UNITE HERE Local 5 workers at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki ratified their local contract resolving a longstanding dispute that began in 2010.

Hotel union plans to protest time shares today at the Ilikai

(Honolulu Star-Advertiser) Unite Here Local 5 workers and community members from the AiKea Movement will hold a rally in front of the Ilikai Hotel today to protest the trend of widespread condominium conversions, which they say is damaging Hawaii’s economy.

Hawaii hotel workers could be in line for millions in tips

(KHON 2) The Hawaii State Supreme Court ruled Monday that a class action lawsuit against certain hotels “can” move forward.