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

bdevenecia@5.unitehere.org

808-546-0024

IN THE NEWS

Star Advertiser Column: Maui’s people need places to live. Restrict vacation rentals

Star Advertiser Column: Maui’s people need places to live. Restrict vacation rentals

IN THE NEWS: Local 5 Workers Oppose Proposed Changes to City’s Affordable Housing Rules

Local 5 workers spoke out against the city’s proposed changes to its affordable housing rules at a public hearing on Friday, January 12. The proposed changes would benefit the developers profiting from these units over making housing affordable for the people of Hawai’i who are struggling with the rising cost of living. Read the full […]

Closer look expected for Hawaii hotel resort fees

Jason Maxwell, a bartender at the Waikiki Beach Marriott, said customers found resort fees more tolerable in the past, when they included amenities like two free drinks and 10% off a meal instead of today’s commonly obsolete benefits like use of the in-room landline or DVD rentals.