Marriott Strike: Day 28 bulletin

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View all photos from Marriott Strike Day 27.

Marriott/Kyo-ya & Local 5 Agreements from 11/3/18:

On Saturday night, the Union achieved a main goal in this strike—we won our top two proposals on job security. We made several other important advances.

Now we can focus in on our remaining goals—getting a 4-year contract, protecting our healthcare and retirement, getting big wage increases, and delivering fairness for Hawai housekeepers who are being forced to work harder than San Francisco housekeepers.

We Have the Momentum

As Hawaii bargaining is starting to move, we’ve got Marriott on OUR program. We had 8 cities, 7,700 workers, 23 hotels on strike. We went to Las Vegas for National Bargaining and reached historic agreements on Tech/Automation, and F&B with Marriott. Then, we told them the path forward was to settle the 1-hotel strike cities. Oakland & Detroit settled this week, San Diego & San Jose bargain this week.

Three major markets remain: Hawaii, San Francisco and Boston. We are holding the line and continuing to build international pressure. We are on the road for One Job Should Be Enough! We will settle when we win!

In Hawaii, our next round of bargaining is on Thursday, November 8 and Friday, November 9.

We All Went Out Together, We All Go Back In Together

We are a Union, and we won’t let anybody fall. If someone says they are struggling financially, send them to strike headquarters. Remember how much we have at stake—now is our time to win housekeeping room reductions and big economic increases. That’s why we went on strike!

Wednesday action

Watermen and women: we’re going to have an action for you this Wednesday, 4:30pm. Bring your boards, gear, etc.

News coverage:

Marriott Strike: Day 27 bulletin

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View all photos from Marriott Strike Day 26.


List of Groups That Have Moved Events:

  • Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate (5 day room nights & banquets)
  • Shidler College of Business (luncheon)
  • American College of Dentists (dinner)
  • Sheet Metal Workers Union (week-long events)
  • Plumbers Union Local 675 (conference)
  • Many guests have let us know they moved hotels

JTB: “Dozo, o yomi, kudasai.” We’re gonna reach out to our Japanese guests, especially those who book through JTB. Please look for groups and pass out leaflets and omiyage in non-work areas.

Hey what?! We’re Winning Contracts! Oakland reached an excellent contract agreement! Their negotiating committee is thrilled. We’re excited for them, BUT we need to secure what’s best for our Local in the Marriott/Kyo-ya negotiations.

News coverage:

Local 5 General Election Recommendations

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Local 5 General Election Endorsements

Governor: David Ige

Lieutenant Governor: Josh Green

United State Senate: Mazie Hirono

U.S. Congress: Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District: Tulsi Gabbard

Honolulu City Council District 8: Brandon Elefante
(Lower Aiea, Pearlridge, Waimalu, Newtown, Pearl City, Seaview, Crestview, Waipio Gentry and Waipahu.)

Maui Mayor: Elle Cochran   

Maui County Council (West Maui): Tamara Paltin            

Maui County Council (Molokai): Keani Rawlins-Fernandez

Maui County Council (Kahului): Tasha Kama

Senate District 12: Sharon Moriwaki
(Waikiki, Ala Moana, Kaka‘ako, McCully, Mo‘ili‘ili)

Senate District 17: Clarence Nishihara
(Waipahu, Crestview, Manana, Pearl City, Pacific Palisades)

Senate District 19: Matthew LoPresti

Senate District 21: Maile Shimabukuro
(Kalaeloa, Honokai Hale, Ko ‘Olina, Nanakuli, Ma‘ili, Wai‘anae, Makaha, Makua)

Senate District 24: Jarrett Keohokalole
(Kane‘ohe, MCBH, Kailua, He‘eia, ‘Ahuimanu)

House District 22: Tom Brower
(Waikiki, Ala Moana) 

House District 34: Ryan Yamane
(Mililani, Waikele, Waipio Gentry)

House District 36: Marilyn Lee
(Mililani Mauka & Mililani)

House District 46: Amy Perruso
(Wahiawa, Whitmore Village, Launani Valley) 

House District 47: Sean Quinlan
(Waialua, Haleiwa, Pupukea, Kahuku to Kaawa)

House District 49: Scot Matayoshi
(Kaneohe, Maunawili, Olomana)

House District 50: Cynthia Thielen
(Kailua, Kaneohe Bay)

House District 51: Chris Lee
(Kailua, Waimanalo)  

Marriott Strike: Day 25 bulletin

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View all photos from Marriott Strike Day 25.

Bargaining: The negotiating committee is meeting with Marriott and Kyo-ya this Saturday. If the company is ready to deliver, GREAT! If not, then we will just keep raising the pressure!! Kyo-ya members are on strike, and if Kyo-ya cared for you they can settle this strike!!

Faith & Justice: Thanks to Pastor Brandon Duran for praying with workers on strike this morning! He recited the Lord’s Prayer, then said, “Note that it is not, ‘Give me my daily bread,’ but, ‘Give us,’ all of us. Because one job should be enough for everyone.”

We have faith leaders coming to the picket lines every day to support our strike and our One Job Should Be Enough campaign.

On the Line: Beach action time. Get our message out to the guests about why we are on strike and send a message to the company that we are serious about getting a great contract. We know they are hearing us loud and clear inside!

“Unions have been the only powerful and effective voice working people have ever had in the history of this country.”—Bruce Springsteen

News coverage:

Marriott Strike: Day 25 bulletin

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View all photos from Marriott Strike Day 24.

We rallied with the Grim Reaper this Halloween because working multiple jobs is killing us!

Bargaining: More victories on job security. We got historic tentative agreements on automation at national bargaining—this is first ever language that allows us to get in front of automation. Locally, we’ve already reached tentative agreements on subcontracting, bell/valet, banquets, and F&B. We have cleared the way to start serious talks on economics and housekeeping workload. We have local negotiations this Saturday.

Mazie’s with the Workers: KHON 2 News asked Senator Mazie Hirono about our Marriott/Kyo-ya strike. She said, “One job should be enough. I’m very much with the workers.” Watch it here.

FAQ: Do I still have medical? Yes, if you had medical coverage at the beginning of the strike, you have medical coverage during the strike. The Health & Welfare fund continues to provide health benefits even during a strike, up to 3 months, BEFORE touching your bank.

Can I Get Fired for Striking?: No. A federal labor law called the National Labor Relations Act guarantees workers’ rights to strike without retaliation. There are rumors that management can fire people if they stay on strike. This is not true. We all go out together, we all go back in together.

News coverage:

Marriott Strike: Day 24 bulletin

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View all photos from Marriott Strike Day 23.

Rain or Shine, Picket Line!

Downpours, flooded streets, soaked signs. Yesterday’s showers did not bring down the spirit of the workers!

Foodland Gift Cards

This week ALL strikers are eligible for a $100 Foodland gift certificate You may pick it up at the sign-in table at your hotel.

Labor solidarity

Local 5 met with leaders in our labor movement to discuss more ways that they can support the strike.

National Bargaining

Please ask organizers on the line for update on National Bargaining. As of printing time, we had no new updates.