Hilton-Managed Hotel Employees Fear Permanent Layoffs As Recall Rights Expiration Nears

Hilton-Managed Hotel Employees Fear Permanent Layoffs As Recall Rights Expiration Nears By Aina Iglesias (Front Desk, Doubletree by Hilton Alana Waikiki) Are you interested in writing for UNITE HERE Local 5? We also offer writing training. Contact Paola Rodelas. “Did you see Hilton is getting rid of workers permanently?” Jungmin Kim, my coworker, came running […]

Local 5 members help rent relief program applications

Local 5 has been helping from the inside on the massive Rental and Utility Relief Program with the City and County of Honolulu. Three Local 5 members (clockwise: Haley Oki, Sora Bak, and Caitlin Sabado) took a leave of absence to work with us. They have processed over 100 applications in the past month! If […]

Daily hotel room cleaning means a happier and healthier Hawaii

By Nely Reinante (Housekeeper, Hilton Hawaiian Village) Are you interested in writing for UNITE HERE Local 5? Contact Paola Rodelas. Tourism drives Hawaii’s economy, while housekeepers are the heart of a hotel. As tourism is returning, we—the housekeepers—are excited to welcome our guests to show off our island’s alluring beauty and share our warmest spirit […]

Sheraton houseman gets reinstated after wrongful termination

Alfredo, a houseman at Sheraton Waikiki for 26 years with clean record was wrongfully terminated. A shop steward filed a grievance with the Union’s help to have him reinstated. We’re so happy he was brought back to work on May 27! #UnionAdvantage

Who are your Local 5 organizers? Meet Gracie Esperanza

UNITE HERE Local 5 organizers are responsible for training workers to be leaders in their workplaces and out in the community. Thanks to the hard work of our organizers, Local 5 members are learning how to organize their coworkers so that together they can fight for fairness and respect at work and win amazing union […]

Hyatt Regency Housekeeper wins more work shifts

Mary Ann, a Uniform Room Attendant at Hyatt Regency, won more work shifts after the housekeepers delegated the management. They also demanded to bring back more workers and to have additional cleaning supplies. Great job Hyatt housekeepers! #UnionAdvantage

Waikoloa Beach Marriott workers win jobs back

Victory: Waikoloa Beach Marriott recalls restaurant workers “Look what happens when we unite—we get our jobs back! We worked as a team and filed grievances, did investigations, talked to workers to get them involved, did property walkthroughs, and pushed company to bring back our jobs. We have more to go but we are proud of […]

HMSHost workers win more jobs!

In the middle of the pandemic, HMSHost reopened restaurants at the airport without seats at the bar which added workload to bartenders and kept servers from being recalled back to work. Our organizing committee got a majority of their workers in the restaurants to sign a petition to get the company to reopen the bar […]