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




Two Hotel Protests Held In Waikiki

(KITV 4) Employees at the Modern Honolulu have been without a contract since the hotel changed hands in 2011, while union workers at the Pacific Beach have been without a contract for a decade. On Wednesday, many workers rallied in front of their hotels to let management know they want a deal.

More hotels settle with Unite Local 5

(Pacific Business News) Unite Here Local 5 says it is nearing settlements for the remaining 25 percent of its members still working without a labor contract more than a year-and-a-half after those contracts — representing about 6,000 Hawaii hotel workers — expired.

Parade honors Martin Luther King Jr.

(Hawaii News Now) WAIKIKI – He is considered our nation’s foremost Civil Rights leader, who not only helped change the discourse about equality in our nation, but the world. Monday, Honolulu paid tribute to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., with a parade through Waikiki and Unity Rally at Kapiolani Park […]