November 2016 Workers Lead Bulletin
Workers successfully fought against an unfair attendance policy, improper staffing, scheduling violations, and more. Read below for more of our Local 5 victories. (Printable PDF version of our November 2016 Workers Lead Bulletin: English and Chinese.)
Annual Local 5 Delegate Convention
At our annual Delegate Convention, we discussed the challenges & opportunities facing the union. We rallied at Aston headquarters to demand that they respect their workers. Then we marched to the Trump Hotel Waikiki to support Trump Las Vegas workers who are calling on Donald Trump, co-owner of the hotel, to start contract negotiations after they won a unionization vote.
Hawaii Care & Cleaning workers fight unfair termination
HCC worker Sherwin Badua was recently terminated for excessive attendance. His coworkers wore buttons in support of Sherwin and to stand up against HCC’s unfair attendance policy that counts tardiness and absences as a no show. Sherwin also filed a grievance. Before even getting to step one of the grievance, HCC agreed to reinstate Sherwin with 5 weeks of back pay.
Airport Plaza guest service agents win back pay
Management at the Airport Plaza Hotel refused to schedule guest services agents by seniority. This on-going violation caused the company to back pay three GSA workers up to $1900.
Local 5 at the annual Honolulu Pride Parade
Local 5 and AiKea marched in the Honolulu Pride Parade to stand with the LGBTQ community. Thanks to everyone who marched with us!
Turtle Bay Resort workers stand up for proper staffing
Pa’akai restaurant workers at Turtle Bay Resort stood up for proper staffing. They organized to get more servers scheduled and won back-pay for workers who were not called in for shifts.
Fall 2016 AiKea Youth Retreat
Students from Waipahu High, Pearl City High, and UH attended our Fall 2016 AiKea Youth Retreat at Camp Palehua. They did team building exercises, learned how to organize, and came up with chants for the Pride Parade–all while having fun!