Sun. 4/5/20: COVID-19 Daily Update

NEW RESOURCE: HARDSHIP LETTER TEMPLATE TO LANDLORDS OR LENDERS We added a letter template to our Resources Page that you could send to your landlord or lenders if you are experiencing financial hardship. Click here to download the letter template. NEWS HIGHLIGHTS Here’s the latest breakdown of Hawaii’s coronavirus cases by patient ages (Hawaii News […]

Sat. 4/4/20: COVID-19 Daily Update

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS Hawaii Democrats push back primary, switch to all-mail ballots (KITV, April 4, 2020) Hawaii’s Democratic Presidential Primary was supposed to be held today, but has been changed to mail-in ballots due to COVID-19. Democratic party members will receive mail in ballots for the Democratic Primary Election that must be returned by May 22. Results […]

Fri. 4/3/20 COVID-19 Daily Update

We created a new page on our website with resources, such as food and grocery assistance, rent and mortgage assistance, and more. Please visit this page often as we will be updating it regularly as more resources become available, including information from our Hotel Industry Credit Union and Local 5’s Hardship Fund. NEWS HIGHLIGHTS COVID Cases […]

Thu. 4/2/20: COVID-19 Daily Updates

NEW RESOURCES PAGE We created a new page on our website with resources, such as food and grocery assistance, rent and mortgage assistance, and more. Please visit this page often as we will be updating it regularly as more resources become available, including information from our Hotel Industry Credit Union and Local 5’s Hardship Fund. […]

Wed. 4/1/20 COVID-19 Daily Updates

UNITE HERE Local 5 members help open quarantine/triage site for homeless patients (with photos) The quarantine site opened today with the help of Local 5 hotel workers who assisted with sanitation and set up of the facility. The site has 26 units, 102 quarantine beds, and will be able to do up to 200 COVID-19 […]

Tue. 03/31/20: COVID-19 Daily Update

HELPFUL REMINDERS RE: FILING FOR UNEMPLOYMENT Visit our website to read some helpful reminders regarding filing for unemployment. NEWS HIGHLIGHTS Hawaii’s first coronavirus-related death was older Oahu man with multiple health issues (Hawaii News Now, March 31, 2020) The man’s identity and official cause of death have not yet been released. We send our condolences […]

Helpful reminders regarding filing for unemployment

Please remember that you are responsible for filing your claim certification weekly following the specific instructions you are provided on your account page. You can only file online during these times. Monday through Friday: 6:30am-11:00pm and on Weekends and Holidays: 9:00am-11:00pm If you are a first time applicant, please visit our website and follow the […]

Sun. 03/29/20: COVID-19 Daily Update

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS Trump extends federal stay-at-home guidelines to April 30 (Hawaii News Now, March 29, 2020) Rather than relaxing the stay at home federal guidelines on April 12, the administration finally decided April 30 is more appropriate. More Than 2,000 Americans Have Died of the Coronavirus. Trump Is Tweeting About His TV Ratings (Mother Jones, March […]

Sat. 03/28/20: COVID-19 Daily Update

POTENTIAL JOB OPPORTUNITIES Essential workers are needed in grocery stores, healthcare, etc. Local 5 and our training trust HARIETT are working on finding job opportunities for our members. If you’d like to be notified about future job opportunities, text HARIETT to 877-877. We will text you back with questions you must respond to in order […]

Fri. 03/27/20: COVID-19 Daily Update

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS Displaced hotel workers to staff Honolulu’s new COVID-19 test site for homeless patients About a dozen workers from the Unite Here Local 5 Union are on-the-job — They usually work with tourists in Waikiki — their NEW clients are some of the city’s most vulnerable residents. Among those partnering to provide services are […]