UNITE HERE Local 5 members at Hilton Hawaiian Village rally Friday

(KITV 4) – UNITE HERE Local 5 members at Hilton Hawaiian Village rallied Friday at the world’s largest Hilton to demand a new contract for the hotel’s 2,000 workers. They announced that they will be taking a strike vote on March 21 to send a clear, unified message that One Job Should Be Enough to live in Hawaii. Hundreds of workers and community members gathered on International Women’s Day to show strength and solidarity as members approach bargaining with Hilton. The ra…

As they gear up for contract talks, hundreds of hotels workers rally in Waikiki

(Hawaii News Now) – HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Hundreds of unionized Hilton Hawaii Village workers rallied in Waikiki on Friday, calling for better pay and benefits.

DoubleTree by Hilton Alana Waikiki Beach hotel workers call for respect from management

(Honolulu) – DoubleTree by Hilton Alana Waikiki Beach hotel workers organized a public action in their hotel lobby this morning, demanding respect from management, safe workloads, and a fair process to decide whether to unionize.

Remembering Hanabata Days At The Dole Cannery and Pineapple Fields

(Hawaii Public Radio) – By Catherine Cruz and Bill Dorman. We looked at the workforce at that time. Most were women–but what happened when those cannery jobs disappeared? Growing, harvesting and canning pineapple–hard honest plantation work and part of the fabric of our island state. Our guests today were:

  • Jowenna Ellazar,  spokeswoman for Local 5. She was one of 2,700+ workers on Oahu and Maui to go on strike for 51 days.

  • Teresa Bill created and taught a course called Women and Work and also has written about womenʻs labor in Hawaiʻi.

  • And HPR’s News Director Bill Dorman

Sheraton Princess Kaiulani worker wins grievance

(Sheraton Princess Kaiulani) – Maintenance worker Reynaldo Manayao went through our HARIETT training program and got certified to do General Maintenance work. He filed a grievance with the Contract Enforcement Team because he was not being paid the General Maintenance rate. He received $3,757.26 in back pay from the pay differential.

Sheraton Kauai workers ratify union contract

(The Garden Island) – POIPU — Unite Here Local 5 members who work at Sheraton Kauai Resort voted Thursday to ratify a union contract that covers over 200 workers.