Union protests at Waikiki hotels center around timeshare issues

(Honolulu Star-Advertiser) – By Allison Schaefers. Unite Here Local 5, which settled a 51-day strike of 2,700 Marriott-Kyo-ya workers in November, continues to have a contentious bargaining season as evidenced by two actions today.

As contract talks drag on, Hilton Hawaiian Village workers rally in Waikiki

(Hawaii News Now) – By Lauren Teruya. HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) – Amid ongoing contract talks, hundreds of unionized Hilton Hawaiian Village workers are rallying outside the hotel Friday afternoon.

A Strike on the Horizon: Hilton Hawaiian Village and The Modern Honolulu ?

(eTurboNews) – by Juergen Steinmetz. Guests having booked the Hilton Hawaiian Village may be in for a surprise. The Hilton is the largest hotel in Waikiki. Tomorrow, Friday a rally of a Hawaii Union UNITE HERE Local 5 members who work at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, with support from community allies and fellow members from other Local 5 hotels, will demand for a better contract and job protection.

Thousands of Local 5 members will rally at the world’s largest Hilton Friday

(KITV 4) – UNITE HERE Local 5 members who work at Hilton Hawaiian Village will rally at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Side on Paoa Place near Tropics Friday. Workers say that they will demand a better contract and better job protection. The workers who will participate include those in housekeeping, banquets, food, beverage, front desk, and more. The 51-day strike of over 2,700 Marriott/Kyoya workers in 2018 set the tourism industry standards for better wages and benefits for th…

Unite Here! Local 5 to rally in Waikiki amid unexpected layoffs at The Modern

(KITV 4) – The union filed federal labor charges against the hotel and its parent company, Diamond Resorts, and say the firings come in the middle of labor contract negotiations.

Modern Honolulu to become a timeshare

(Travel Weekly) – By Tovin Lapan. Diamond Resorts will convert the Modern Honolulu from a hotel to a timeshare apartment building and has notified 30% of the staff, 78 workers, that their jobs will be eliminated in the next 30 days. This is just the latest development for a property that began its life as the first Edition hotel and has been in the headlines almost from the start.