Waikiki: Present and Future

(Hawaii Business Magazine) – Six tourism leaders gather for a Hawaii Business forum to discuss Waikiki’s strengths and weaknesses, and how to keep it as a robust engine of Hawaii’s economy.

Who needs a hotel?

(Honolulu Star-Advertiser) – By Vicki Viotti. The conversion of traditional hotel rooms to timeshares and condos brings some stability to visitor numbers, but hotel workers pay the price.

Fast-Food Wage Protests: Eric Gill

(Hawaii Public Radio – The Conversation) – Eric Gill is Financial Secretary-Treasurer of UNITE HERE! Local 5.  Local 5 represents approximately 10,000 workers throughout Hawaii who work in the hospitality, health care and food service industries and is an affiliate of UNITE HERE, an international union that represents over 250,000 workers throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Kaiser Permanente workers protest

(KHON 2) More than 300 Kaiser Permanente workers walked off the job Thursday. The employees held a rally demanding that the hospital take care of its workers so they can better care for their patients.

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii and Unite Here Local 5 negotiating new union contract

(Pacific Business News) – By Jenna Blakely. Kaiser Permanente Hawaii and Unite Here Local 5 are in negotiations for a new agreement that would cover 1,800 of the health-care organization’s 4,500 employees in Hawaii after a year of back-and forth negotiations.

Kaiser workers protest work standards at Moanalua Medical Center

(Honolulu Star-Advertiser) – By Kristen Consillio. More than 300 Kaiser Permanente Hawaii union employees protested for improved work standards this morning at the Moanalua Medical Center.