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Closing Banquets Doesn’t Make Cents

  This opinion piece was written by Ala Moana Hotel worker, Gina Alcos. If you want to write for Local 5, contact us!  My first hotel job was at Princess Kaiulani Hotel. I was 20 years old, and I had never had a job that provided free meals, free uniforms, free medical and even a […]

Where We Stand – Local 5 Financial Secretary-Treasurer Eric Gill Letter to Kaiser Members

  For over a year, Local 5 and our union allies have been trying to talk Kaiser out of attacking Kaiser workers.  We conducted dozens of meetings and presented volumes of research and information proving that Kaiser is just plain wrong that workers are overpaid. We’ve used all the bargaining and partnership tactics available. Nothing […]

Where is the recriprocity?

This piece was written by Local 5 member Kori Kim from Kaiser Permanente. Do you want to write for Local 5, contact us! March 2020, Hawaii became a victim of COVID-19. Some people adapted to staying home, others transitioned to working from home, distance learning became the new normal, and parents became moderators. By early […]

Kaiser health care workers to vote on strike following failed contract negotiations

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – After months of failed contract negotiations, nearly 2,000 health care workers at Kaiser Permanente are set to vote on whether to authorize a strike.

For Immediate Release: Kaiser Permanente workers to vote on whether to authorize strike

UNITE HERE! Local 5 Press Release for October 1, 2021 Media Contact: Bryant de Venecia Cell Phone: (808) 546-0024 [email protected] Kaiser Permanente workers to vote on whether to authorize strike Nearly 2,000 UNITE HERE Local 5 members will join over 40,000 Kaiser Permanente health care workers across the nation preparing to strike after months of failed […]