December 2019 – Victories Bulletin

One Job Should Be Enough!

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Airline: National Day of Action

Two days before Thanksgiving, Dozens of airline catering workers at HNL joined thousands protesting at other airports throughout the U.S. on what is historically one of the busiest travel days of the year. This was, collectively, the largest worker-led demonstration at U.S. airports in years, with workers and supporters calling for American Airlines to address poverty wages and expensive health care.

This protest was the latest in a series of demonstrations by workers at U.S. airports, whose work is essential to airline operations. By bringing our message to the many passengers traveling before Thanksgiving, we hope to motivate American to resolve the labor dispute ASAP!

United Airlines and HMSHost HNL Strike Vote

United Airlines Catering Workers around the nation voted OVERWHELMINGLY in favor to strike when lawful. Newark 100%, Houston 100%, Denver 99.6%, Honolulu 100%. We made it clear: we deserve Equality, Safety, and Respect right now. We can’t wait!






HMS Host Honolulu Workers voted with a 99% YES vote to authorize a strike if one is called. We voted ‘Yes’ to get the wages and union medical we deserve, and to get closer to making One Job Enough for all Hawai’i workers! Stay tuned for more updates and for next steps as we continue to build our strike readiness!





Citizenship Workshop

Local 5 facilitated another Citizenship Workshop in collaboration with The Legal Clinic, William S Richardson School of Law, Pacific Gateway Center, and many more. Since 2018, we have helped over 250 legal permanent residents start their process towards citizenship!




Dues Increase Vote

Members of Local 5 voted with 56% YES vote to raise their dues by $10 per month to make sure our Union has a strong strike fund and general fund. With these resources we will continue to have the power to win great contracts for our members, put significant resources into organizing more workers into the union, work to pass legislation to help all working people, and build alliances in the community. Our future became more secure and bright. Let’s go win!



KBC Negotiations Update

Workers at the Ka’anapali Beach Club on Maui had their first round of negotiations. Diamond Resorts proposed taking away union access, and workers’ right to leaflet on property. The workers, however, are strong, united, and ready to fight to get what they deserve! We won’t let Diamond Resorts set us back from the standards Local 5 won!