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.

How Is Oahu’s Trash Impacting the Waianae Coast?

(Honolulu Civil Beat) – By Claire Caulfield. Nanakuli resident Jean Teo-Gibney has been protesting, writing letters, testifying and organizing against landfills in the area for years. “Our homes were there before they were there,” she said. “This is where we live and breathe and now on the other side of the fence is trash.”

Hawaii workers balance need for paycheck with risk of contracting coronavirus

(Honolulu Star-Advertiser) – By Allison Schaefers. But Geraldine Acoba, a Local 5 housekeeper at the Sheraton Waikiki for 13 years, said she and fellow union members fear some properties have far to go and ultimately might come up short.