Victory! After months of bargaining, the Union and Waikiki Resort Hotel reached a tentative agreement on a new contract, replacing the CBA that expired almost 4 years ago. This win shows the impact of the standard we set on our 51-day strike back in 2018—better wages and benefits, job security, safer workplaces, and to make […]
Aloha Local 5 Kaiser Members, It has been brought to the Union’s attention that on the most recent paystub (January 28, 2022) the amount may not reflect the 3% wage increase and the retro-pay we won in our new contract. The Union has raised your […]
This piece was written by Local 5 member Fred Dagdag from Kaiser Permanente Maui Lani. Do you want to write for Local 5? Let us know! It’s only been a year and a half, yet it feels like eternity since COVID-19 disrupted our lives in Hawaii. I remember not knowing how dangerous this […]
This opinion piece was written by Ala Moana Hotel worker, Gina Alcos. If you want to write for Local 5, contact us! My first hotel job was at Princess Kaiulani Hotel. I was 20 years old, and I had never had a job that provided free meals, free uniforms, free medical and even a […]
For over a year, Local 5 and our union allies have been trying to talk Kaiser out of attacking Kaiser workers. We conducted dozens of meetings and presented volumes of research and information proving that Kaiser is just plain wrong that workers are overpaid. We’ve used all the bargaining and partnership tactics available. Nothing […]
This piece was written by Local 5 member Kori Kim from Kaiser Permanente. Do you want to write for Local 5, contact us! March 2020, Hawaii became a victim of COVID-19. Some people adapted to staying home, others transitioned to working from home, distance learning became the new normal, and parents became moderators. By early […]
Despite the pandemic, we remain strong and united.
Every Tuesday, we will wear our union colors, buttons, and stickers until our Kaiser Permanente workers win a great contract. Take a selfie and tell us why you agree safe staffing is important. Use the hashtags #SafeStaffingSavesLives #BestJobsBestCare. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to view all of Wear Red Tuesday photos and more.
Kaiser Permanente Kona clinic workers were not getting compensated for overtime for late lunches or skipped lunches. The collective bargaining agreement (CBA) language is clear on this: “If [after notifying a manager] an employee is required to work more than six (6) hours after the start of the shift without being given an uninterrupted thirty […]