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Ala Moana Hotel workers fight for proper staffing for US Olympic Rowing Team

“We had the honor of hosting the US Olympic Rowing Team at Ala Moana Hotel Banquets. The hotel management tried to staff the event without the correct, higher-paid kitchen crew. When union workers spoke up, management staffed correctly.” – Melanie Siarot, banquet captain at Ala Moana Hotel #UnionAdvantage

Nomination and Election of Local 5 Officers

Below is information on the nomination and election of Local 5 officers: Notice of Nomination and Election of Local 5 Officers (posted on 6/8/21) 2021 SAMPLE mail ballot (posted on 7/20/21) 2021 SAMPLE in-person ballot (posted on 7/20/21) 2021 Voting Instructions (posted on 7/27/21) Ballots for the Local 5 Officer Election have been mailed (posted […]

Moana Surfrider bussers take action to bring back their coworkers

William, Fu, and Louis are bussers at the Veranda in the Moana Surfrider. They delegated HR on Monday to address workload, staffing, and job description issues because their manager wasn’t responding to their concerns. The HR director said she would address these issues with her team. Since then, adjustments have already been made. For example, […]

Hilton Hawaiian Village luau servers push to bring back banquet housemen

When the Luau was brought back at the Hilton Hawaiian Village green lawn, a manager told the food servers that they have to put the chairs on top of the tables when the Luau is over. This is not in the food servers’ job description. Workers brought it up in their food & beverage meeting […]

Kyo-ya Waikiki hotel workers delegate Marriott executive re: work issues

On Tuesday, worker leaders from the Waikiki Kyo-ya hotels met with Kevin Gleason from Marriott Corp.   Issues raised: job combos, daily housekeeping, short staffing, IRD, F&B cashiers, Mokihana food, F&B outlets, spa, angry guests, management doing our work, etc.   “We went on strike for 51 days and reached a contract in good faith. […]