UNITE HERE Local 5 represents 12,000 workers in Hawaiʻi who work in the hotel, healthcare, & food services industries.

We welcome inquiries from the media regarding our industries, members, policy and politics, and other issues of concerns to Hawaii workers. Please contact:

Bryant de Venecia, Communications Organizer




SUNRISE: ‘Our industry is broken’ Hospitality workers to rally for better working conditions


VICTORY! Ilikai workers reach tentative agreement ending strike within hours

On Friday, March 8, Ilikai workers reached a tentative agreement with the company and settled the strike that began earlier that day. At 6 a.m. workers walked off the job and announced they would be going on strike after going more than five years without a new contract. At the time, Ilikai workers made $8/hour […]