Latest Updates

Thu. 7/16 COVID-19 Update

2020 election ballots have started to arrive.  Look for yours in the mail and refer to Local 5’s primary Election endorsement.  Local 5 union pushes for safety, job security – Honolulu Star-Advertiser.  – Good article about yesterday’s actions, with quotes from Affron Herring and Eric Gill.   Workers call for extended health coverage as the […]

Mon. 7/13/20: COVID-19 update

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS Ige delays plan to reopen tourism until Sept. 1 amid COVID-19 surge on the mainland (Hawaii News Now, July 13, 2020) The 14 day quarantine policy for travelers will continue until Sep. 1st.  With this announcement the pre-departure testing program will also be on hold until September 1st. Survey: 8 in 10 residents […]

Thu. 7/9 COVID-19 Update

New Resource: If your child was getting free or reduced-price school lunch during the school year, you are eligible for food purchasing assistance. It’s a one-time payment of up to $360 per child. The Hawai’i Department of Human Services will automatically send benefits to eligible households—you do not need to apply! Read this flyer for more […]

Thu. 7/2/20: COVID-19 update

PROTESTING JOB CUTS AT THE STATE CAPITOL Dozens of UNITE HERE Local 5 hospitality workers, non-union hotel workers, and community supporters sign-waved and chanted to protest the job cuts at reopening hotels. View the photos on our Facebook page. NEWS HIGHLIGHTS Hospitality workers protest job cuts as hotels plan to reopen – KITV Excerpt: “UNITE […]