Hawaii women earn 85 cents to a man’s dollar

 (Honolulu, HI) – Women in Hawaii earned 85.1% of what a man made in 2019; however, they fared better than the national average.

On Politics: Hawaii’s inability and bungling on unemployment insurance exacerbate human suffering

(Honolulu Star-Advertiser) – By Richard Borreca. Genna Weinstein, Local 5 president, appealed to lawmakers for help, according to a Star-Advertiser report. “No one’s listening to workers,” she said at the Capitol.

Frustration over Hawaii’s jammed-up unemployment system prompts rally

(Honolulu Star-Advertiser) – By Andrew Gomes. The demonstration, largely organized by Hawaii Workers Center and the Unite Here Local 5 labor union, was an amplified display filled with rally cries, personal pleas, signs, flags and Waikiki hotel worker Mark Kamahele playing a snare drum. “Hey hey! Ho ho! Open up the unemployment doors,” participants chanted to Kamahele’s rattling rhythm.

Bill Spares Hawaii Businesses From Replenishing UI Trust Fund — For Now

(Honolulu Civil Beat) – By Marcel Honore. Meanwhile, some Hawaii workers who’ve waited months for unemployment payments rallied outside the State Capitol Wednesday to demand that DLIR reopen its offices to the public. The workers, led by a coalition of labor unions and advocacy groups including the Hawaii Workers Center, Unite Here Local 5 and the Hawaii Nurses Association also lamented the state’s outdated claims system.

Unemployed workers, advocacy groups rally over unemployment system woes

(Hawaii News Now) – By Casey Lund. The rally attendees urged the state to improve the outdated unemployment system. The event was organized by the Hawaii Workers Center along with various community organizations and unions like Unite Here Local 5.