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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 […]

APEC poses greater threats than traffic nightmares for Hawaiians

Behind closed doors a policy is being devised that could raise medicine prices, drive down our wages, ban job-creating Buy America policies, undermine financial regulations aimed at controlling the banks that wrecked our economy while exposing Hawaiian Ceded Lands and environmental policies to challenge. It is called the Trans-Pacific Free “Trade” Agreement. Negotiations include the […]

APEC – Oahu Residents Paid A High Price For a Bad Deal

By Eric Gill – Financial Secretary-Treasurer Oahu residents were groaning under the impact of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation conference.  Parks and beaches were inaccessible or closed, roads were blocked unexpectedly and even the freeway shut down. Waikiki was under martial law conditions, with concrete barricades, car searches, workers subject to background checks to determine if […]