For Hotels, Cleaning Is Key. But Cleaners Say Their Jobs Are Under Assault.

(New York Times) – By Tariro Mzezewa. The hotel industry says doing away with daily room cleanings keeps guests and staff safe. But housekeepers say it is a step toward cutting earnings and job security.

Union shares Hawaii hotel safety inspection results

(Honolulu Star-Advertiser) – By Allison Schaefers. Unite Here Local 5 has started inspecting hotels for COVID-19 safety and health protocols and publishing the results.

Hawaii hotel quarantine program comes with lots of rules

(Honolulu Star-Advertiser) – By Allison Schaefers. There won’t be any visitors, homeless people or medically fragile guests at the quarantine and isolation hotels set up by the city and state — and guests shouldn’t expect a typical hotel stay with services.

Turtle Bay extends temporary furlough for hundreds of employees

(KITV 4) – Hundreds of workers in tourism and hospitality could be permanently laid off.

Extended moratorium on evictions provides renter relief, but lacks enforcement

(KITV 4) – By Annalisa Burgos. Audrey Gecain has been unemployed since April — furloughed from the Modern Honolulu hotel in Waikiki — she’s surviving on unemployment benefits and help from the Unite Here Local 5 union.

HMSHost may layoff up to 500 furloughed Hawaii airport food service staff

(KHON 2) – UNITE Local 5, the union that represents HMSHost workers here in Hawaii, says it was sickened by the decision. “The corporations who have made money in Hawaii all of these years forget us when they can’t make money anymore and they throw us on the trash heap,” Secretary-Treasurer Eric Gill said.