January Victories Bulletin

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HMSHost Strike

Local 5 members at HMSHost HNL made history last month with their first ever strike at the airport! Workers showed the company that we are strong and united over the course of the three-day strike, shutting down majority of the food establishments at the airport and sending our message globally—One Job Should Be Enough!

HMSHost Workers Lobby Legislators

Local 5 members working at HMSHost HNL met with Governor David Ige to secure his pledge to support the strike. Governor Ige acknowledged the struggles of the airport workers and committed to reach out to HMS Host. Local 5 members also knocked on the doors of state legislators to ask for their support to make One Job Enough at the Honolulu Airport. Union members from the Bricklayers Union (IUBAC Local 1), Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA), United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 480, and many more joined in solidarity with Local 5 members.



UNITE HERE members from other cities support HNLStrike

UNITE HERE members from different cities across the country organized actions in their airports in solidarity with HMSHost workers on strike. Union members from San Francisco, Los Angeles, Oakland, San Jose, Phoenix, and Seattle handed informational flyers to travelers—sending the message of Local 5 workers far and wide: the workers united will never be defeated!




Modern Honolulu Ratification

UNITE HERE Local 5 members who work at The Modern Honolulu voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new contract, with 100% yes votes. The workers secured the largest pay and benefits package in the hotel’s history—setting the standard for timeshare workers and bringing us closer to making one job enough to live in Hawai’i.




KBC Rally

Ka’anapali Beach Club workers had a rally last December to demand that one job should be enough! They are fighting for a good contract that will set a good timeshare standard on Maui. Thanks to the Sheraton Maui and Modern workers who joined in solidarity!





Kahala Shopfloor Victory

Evangelina Javier, a housekeeper at the Kahala hotel was wrongfully terminated in early 2019. She filed a grievance with the help of the Union and the Kahala workers organized several delegations. After a year of thorough investigation, Evangelina got reinstated and is set to go back to work this month. Congratulations Evangelina!