Hyatt Regency Waikiki club lounge workers fight against short shifts

Hyatt Regency Waikiki reopened their club lounge with shifts shorter than before the pandemic. Almost all of the Regency Club workers went to the hotel to delegate their chef and tell him that 5 hour shifts aren’t enough to support our families after being out of work for over a year. The fight to get back our hours isn’t over! #UnionAdvantage

Team Clean workers at Kahala Hotel win back pay after being underpaid since last year

The Team Clean workers at the Kahala Hotel had been underpaid since returning to work last year. With the help of their shop steward Jasmine Marbou, they got the company to back pay workers the money they were owed, which was an increase of $3.19 more per hour.
Jasmine Marbou said, “It means that our union really does work for us workers. The company didn’t all of a sudden have a change of heart and say, ‘Here you go: here’s the money that we were supposed to give you, but we forgot to.'”
She shook her head, “No, it’s workers getting together and saying this is not right, and we need to let our union know what’s going on in our workplace. We as workers need to speak up for ourselves, for our coworkers in all departments, and that’s how we get things done. That’s how we get results.”

Ramada Plaza housekeepers demand: bring back inspectress!

Ramada Plaza housekeepers delegated their management to bring back one more inspectress.
Before the pandemic, inspectresses were scheduled 30 rooms to inspect.
Since reopening, inspectresses are getting less hours but double the work: management is scheduling them 60-70 rooms to inspect and also adding runner work (e.g. getting linens for housekeepers).
They are waiting for management’s response. Great job to the Ramada housekeepers for being good coworkers by sticking together and standing up for each other! #UnionAdvantage

Ala Moana Hotel workers fight for proper staffing for US Olympic Rowing Team

“We had the honor of hosting the US Olympic Rowing Team at Ala Moana Hotel Banquets. The hotel management tried to staff the event without the correct, higher-paid kitchen crew. When union workers spoke up, management staffed correctly.” – Melanie Siarot, banquet captain at Ala Moana Hotel


Moana Surfrider bussers take action to bring back their coworkers

William, Fu, and Louis are bussers at the Veranda in the Moana Surfrider. They delegated HR on Monday to address workload, staffing, and job description issues because their manager wasn’t responding to their concerns.

The HR director said she would address these issues with her team. Since then, adjustments have already been made.

For example, the use of the buffet brought back additional steward shifts and cook shifts: minimum of 2 additional for each per week. They will also hire more bussers.

Great job to William, Fu, and Louis for taking action together to address their work issues and bring back their coworkers! #UnionAdvantage

Hilton Hawaiian Village luau servers push to bring back banquet housemen

When the Luau was brought back at the Hilton Hawaiian Village green lawn, a manager told the food servers that they have to put the chairs on top of the tables when the Luau is over. This is not in the food servers’ job description. Workers brought it up in their food & beverage meeting and delegated the general manager, asking them to bring in banquet housemen to do this work.
A week after the general manager delegation, management brought in banquet housemen.
“I believe if workers fight together, we win together! They listened to us because we stood up together.” – John Depew, food server, Hilton Hawaiian Village