Hale Nani health care workers to strike Friday over low wages, understaffing

(Honolulu) – About 200 health care workers at Hale Nani Rehabilitation & Nursing Center are expected to participate in a one-day strike Friday over low wages and understaffing.

Diamond Resorts, hotel union head to bargaining next month

(Star Advertiser) – Unite Here Local 5 — the hotel labor union representing workers at The Modern Honolulu — and Diamond Resorts, the property’s owner and operator, are slated to resume bargaining Aug. 28, according to a union official

Talk story: Being the summertime ‘presence of Jesus’

(Hawaii Catholic-Herald) – The July 20 Citizenship Workshop at St. Joseph Parish in Waipahu drew parishioners and members of other faith communities, unions and the University of Hawaii to help permanent legal residents apply for U.S. citizenship. More than 60 volunteers gave up their Saturday to join the collaborative effort. They included an organizer from the Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc. (CLINIC) who has been actively helping migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border with legal aid. CLINIC is part of a U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ initiative to support community-based immigration programs across the country.

Hawaii hotel workers file class action lawsuit against Diamond Resorts for wage theft

(eTurboNews) – Workers at three Hawaii hotels filed a class action lawsuit against the hotels’ owner and operator Diamond Resorts, alleging wage theft. The class action lawsuit covers past and current employees of The Modern Honolulu, Kaanapali Beach Club, and The Point at Poipu. At least 325 employees from the three hotels are covered by this lawsuit. UNITE HERE Local 5 represents hotel workers at The Modern and Ka’anapali Beach Club.

Diamond Resorts named as defendant in class-action suit alleging wage theft

(Honolulu Star-Advertiser) – By Allison Schaefers. Workers at three Hawaii hotels owned and operated by Diamond Resorts filed a class-action lawsuit Tuesday alleging wage theft.

Class action lawsuit filed against Diamond Resorts for alleged wage theft

(KHON 2) – HONOLULU (KHON2) — Workers at three hotels have filed a class action lawsuit against the hotels’ owner and operator Diamond Resorts alleging wage theft.