Hale Nani Strike: Finale

DSC_0096Hale Nani Rehabilitation & Nursing Center workers finished strong and are coming out of this strike more united and powerful than ever!

They delegated the American Healthcare Association and met with George Green (President & CEO) and Andrew Garret (Associate Vice President). They talked about why they’re on strike and the four unfair labor practice charges filed against Avalon Health Care Group for intimidating, surveilling, and terminating union supporters who are standing up for better patient care.

Then they rallied in Waikiki with their Local 5 brothers & sisters who work in the hotels and Kaiser Permanente and supportive members of the community, like the Hawaii Nurses Association and Rep. Matt LoPresti.

Hale Nani Strike: Day 3

IMG_1687Hale Nani workers are stronger than ever! We had large numbers on the picket lines, dancing & chanting all day.

We went to Waikiki and visited our brothers & sisters who work at Local 5 hotels. They will be joining us at our finale rally today in Waikiki.

We continued to go around the neighborhood to talk to our neighbors about the strike. Our neighbors are behind us and our fight to stand up for our rights!

We held a service at the Community of Christ Church. Amy Perruso (Secretary-Treasurer, Hawaii State Teachers Association), Councilmember Ron Menor, and Pastor Aaron Mahi shared their words of support. We sang “We Shall Overcome” and “We Shall Not Be Moved”: two songs from the Civil Rights Movement.

Stronger together!

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Hale Nani Strike: Day 2

13265959_1174222279278719_6974300511877474216_nYesterday, we had a strong presence on the picket lines and in the community.

We went downtown to leaflet and inform the community that we are on strike to stand up for our rights as workers. Many signed a petition in support of us.

We went to the State Capitol and asked our legislators to stand with us.

We passed out leaflets in front of the Mental Health Mahalo Awards at Ala Moana Hotel, which was sponsored by Avalon. Ala Moana Hotel banquet workers and Starbucks workers wore buttons in support of us.

We went door-to-door in the neighborhood around Hale Nani to talk to our neighbors about the strike.

United we stand, divided we fall!

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