Kaiser members: LPN Apprenticeship Opportunity!

Kaiser members! Are you looking to become a Licensed Practical Nurse? If so, BSH, in partnership with Kaiser Permanente, Ben Hudnell Memorial Trust Fund, and Local 5, are looking for applicants for our free LPN training program. Selected applicants will become LPN apprentices at Kaiser Permanente and take courses through the University of Hawaii – Maui College. Classes (Online and on Zoom), labs (on Oahu at UH- West Oahu), and clinical experiences are offered three days out of the week to accommodate work schedules!

Applicants should be from ANY classification with direct patient care experience here on Oahu only. However, we will prioritize those with the following college credits: English 100 or 22, Math 75 or higher, Psychology 100, Pharmacology 203 and Biology 100 from an approved educational institution. This program is offered for FREE to the 10 applicants selected. For more information and to apply, visit www.banquetsolutionshawaii.org/lpn. If you are interested, please respond by July 5th, 2022.



Quick Reminders
**If you are already an existing applicant, please email your original intake specialist before 6/30/22 (DO NOT REAPPLY)
** If you already have an application out with Council of Native Hawaiian Advancement, please reach back out to them before 6/30/22 (DO NOT REAPPLY)
**If you’ve been previously declined and think you may be eligible now, please reach out to your original intake specialist before 6/30/22 (DO NOT REAPPLY)

Updates As of 6/15/22
-One Oahu portal set to close on June 30th, 2022 by 4:30 pm—you must apply before this time on oneoahu.org/renthelp
-Any financial hardship due to COVID19 or DURING COVID19 (termination, car repair, loss of hours)
-2022 updated Average Median Income qualification
-Mooring fees
-Up to 18 months of total assistance, if eligible/funding available

Other things to Know
-Not all L5 applicants are with Sora, Haley, or Caitlin—we may not have direct access to your case
-You may still be eligible even if you’ve returned to work (must not exceed 2022 AMI)
-If you are not tech saavy, simply contact us via phone and we can assist you with applying. Otherwise, you will apply via oneoahu.org/renthelp and let us know so that we can pull your application from the bunch

Contact Info
-Email: [email protected]
-Sora 808-497-0328
-Haley 307-251-3852
-Caitlin 808-443-8227
Okay to TEXT if needed (within reasonable hours)
**Please do not give out our information to non L5 members or for anything other than Rent/Utilities Relief Program**



VICTORY: Local 5 reached tentative agreement with Waikiki Resort Hotel

Victory! After months of bargaining, the Union and Waikiki Resort Hotel reached a tentative agreement on a new contract, replacing the CBA that expired almost 4 years ago. This win shows the impact of the standard we set on our 51-day strike back in 2018—better wages and benefits, job security, safer workplaces, and to make ONE JOB enough to live in Hawaii.

This victory sets the pattern for our remaining contract fights with the small properties that are expired and not yet settled (i.e., Queen Kapiolani Hotel, Ramada Plaza, Royal Kona Resort, and others). With our solidarity and unity, Local 5 is showing our employers that we’re not afraid to fight! Let’s continue gaining the momentum for our 2022 campaigns and raise the standard even higher for the working people of Hawaii!

Local 5 – Kaiser Permanente: Delay in 3% wage increase & retro-pay











Aloha Local 5 Kaiser Members,

It has been brought to the Union’s attention that on the most recent paystub (January 28, 2022) the amount may not reflect the 3% wage increase and the retro-pay we won in our new contract.

The Union has raised your concerns to KPHI HR.

The Employer has stated that it is working expeditiously to ensure all applicable ATBs and Retro pay are processed within the next 2-3 pay periods.

We are hopeful that this matter will be resolved prior to pay date: February 25th, March 11th.

Please contact National HR Service Center at 1-877-457-4772 and Union Representatives for further assistance.

The Union will provide any updates as we find them out.

In Solidarity ~ UNITE HERE Local 5