Starwood acknowledges grounds workers should get paid for higher rated work

2014-06-18 14.38.07After being asked to perform higher rated work (construction work) without proper compensation, a group of Grounds workers at the Starwood properties in Waikiki decided to press for negotiations and back pay. On June 17, 2014 they engaged with the General Manager at the Sheraton Waikiki and moved the company to acknowledge that they are performing Laborer work and should get higher pay for the project they are currently working on. In addition, they will get back pay for the time already spent on the project. The successful resolution was hammered out with the assistance of Charlie (Engineering shop steward), Amanda (the organizer from the property), and the grounds crew led by their steward, Erwin.