HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – After months of failed contract negotiations, nearly 2,000 workers at Kaiser Permanente began voting Thursday on whether to authorize a strike.
This piece was written by Local 5 member Fred Dagdag from Kaiser Permanente Maui Lani. Do you want to write for Local 5? Let us know! It’s only been a year and a half, yet it feels like eternity since COVID-19 disrupted our lives in Hawaii. I remember not knowing how dangerous this […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]