Candidates’ activity with pro-union ads is legal but ethically vague, analyst says

(Honolulu Star-Advertiser) – By Kristen Consillio. Two Honolulu City Council members running for Congress have put their faces on TV spots to bolster the position of the union battling over pension benefits with Kaiser Permanente Hawaii.

Ad Watch: Union Recruits Honolulu City Council Members to Fight Kaiser

(Honolulu Civil Beat) – By Nathan Eagle. A local hospitality and healthcare union has enlisted two Honolulu City Council members in its ongoing fight with Kaiser Permanente over pension benefits.

Hotel-to-condo conversion measure put on hold

(Honolulu Star-Advertiser) – By Allison Schaefers. Despite receiving more than 5,600 signed petitions favoring Bill 16, a Honolulu City Council committee Tuesday deferred the measure, which establishes permitting and notification requirements for hotel owners that want to convert rooms into condominiums or time shares.

Labor union takes on Beachbody employment model

(Honolulu Star-Advertiser) – By Erika Engle. Unite Here Local 5 is questioning the employment practices of multilevel marketer Beachbody LLC via a new website.

EDITORIAL: Weigh impact of new ‘condotels’

(Honolulu Star-Advertiser) Honolulu — the entire state, in fact — is witnessing some radical shifts in the largest engine powering its economy, tourism. In addition to the global trends turning the visitor industry toward new markets in Asia, there’s the basic movement away from full-service hotels and toward “condotels” or other variations that are more residential than tourist accommodations.

Honolulu considers limits on hotels to condo units

(Hawaii News Now) – HONOLULU (AP) – The Honolulu City Council is considering limiting hoteliers from converting hotel rooms to condominium units.