Kaiser Caravan

We are calling on all members to join us for an Action Day to fight back against Kaiser Permanente’s plan to outsource our ASC and GI work at Wailuku Clinic. Hotel, Airport and Healthcare workers must stand united to oppose job cuts. We will have a car caravan and sign waving action on September 28th, […]

2020 Hawai’i General Election Endorsements

The deadline to register to vote is Oct. 5! You can register to vote online & it only takes a few minutes. This is a very important election and an opportunity for working families to take back 2020. Register here ASAP, and share this link with your family & friends: {{https://www.aikea.net/vote}}

Petition: Stop Outsourcing at Kaiser Wailuku Clinic

UNITE HERE Local 5 is running this petition in solidarity with HNHP (Hawaii Nurses & Healthcare Professionals). Sign the petition below by filling out this form: We, the undersigned, HNHP Registered Nurses, Healthcare Professionals, and Local 5 Healthcare Workers, demand that Kaiser Permanente stop all plans to outsource GI and ASC work or any other […]

Updates to BRMS website re: furlough credit rules

Aloha Local 5 members. Regarding your medical, the BRMS webpage now has a tab, “Hotel-Furlough” which has information on: Furlough Credit Return to Work (80 Bank Hours Credit) and the Pandemic Furlough Credit Rule (240 Furlough Bank Hours) Furlough – Eligibility Letter of Appeal Be sure to read all Furlough Credit rules thoroughly. Remember, you […]

UNITEHERE! Local 5 Press Statement – August 21, 2020   Media Contact: Bryant de Venecia Cell Phone: (808) 546-0024 [email protected] UNITE HERE Local 5 Statement on Enhanced Movement Quarantine/Resort Bubble Plan Our state has not been able to organize effective testing programs, conduct consistent contact tracing or enforce quarantine measures. Many thousands of families have […]

7/23 COVID-19 Update

  We hosted a forum for the Honolulu Prosecutor’s race candidates. Watch the full recording here: www.facebook.com/uniteherehawaii/live     Take Action: Call 415-763-5949 and tell the Senate to pass the HEROES Act today to extend the $600 unemployment checks past July 31, protect healthcare and so much more.   News: Hotel Union Unite Here Says […]

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

THU. 7/23/20: FACEBOOK LIVE – HONOLULU PROSECUTOR CANDIDATE FORUM We are hosting a Honolulu Prosecutor Candidate Forum this Thursday, July 23 at 7pm live on our Facebook Page. Watch it live and write any questions or comments in the comments section: http://facebook.com/uniteherehawaii/live NEWS HIGHLIGHTS Kaiser Permanente donates 1,000 boxes of produce to local hospitality workers […]

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 […]