(Honolulu Star-Advertiser) – By Kevin Dayton. The state Senate appears poised to accept a bill tonight that would authorize vacation rental platforms such as Airbnb to collect taxes on behalf of the state, a development that triggered a last-minute lobbying push at the state Capitol today by the hotel industry and the hospitality workers union Unite HERE Local 5 to try to block the measure.
(Hawaii News Now) – By Casey Lund. HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – As the immigration debate heats up on the national stage, immigrants in Hawaii are speaking out about the current climate.
(Hawaii News Now) – By Howard Dicus. HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – In a possible sign of smooth contract negotiations to come, Local 5 decided Thursday not to hold a strike authorization vote before talks Friday with Hilton Hawaiian Village.
(KITV 4) – HONOLULU – Local 5 union workers at the Hilton Hawaiian Village will begin contract negotiations Friday.
(KITV 4) – “We’re forcing our future generations out and we’re trying to bring people with money in,” Chester Corpuz, a hotel worker said.
(Honolulu Civil Beat) – By Marcel Honore. This year marks the first time that Unite Here Local 5, the local union representing hotel and hospitality industry workers in Hawaii, has formally weighed in on the idea. So far, it opposes the measure as proposed on behalf of the 900 concession and in-flight catering workers it represents at the state’s airports.