Local 5 on Bobby Bunda

Some may disagree with our support of Bobby Bunda, and that’s ok. But we’re confident Bobby is the best candidate for Council District 2. Bobby has never shied away from criticism, but he has also been subject to a series of unfair, illegal and anonymous mailers that do not reflect the values of our hard […]

Union: Marriott Agrees To Subsidize Hotel Workers’ Housing

(Honolulu Civil Beat) – By Anita Hofschneider. Marriott has agreed to contribute to a housing fund to help hotel workers deal with the high cost of housing in Hawaii, according to representatives from Unite Here Local 5 who are in the midst of collective bargaining.

Primary Election Endorsements

The Hawaii Primary Election is on Saturday, August 11. To find your polling place or any other information on the election, click here. Download our Primary Election Endorsements flyer (PDF). Local 5 Primary Election Endorsements 2018.06.21 Local 5 Endorsements mailer United State Senate: Mazie Hirono Governor: David Ige Lieutenant Governor: Kim Coco Iwamoto       Honolulu City […]

Workers at Marriott negotiations: Stop the Squeeze!

On Thursday, June 28, 2018 Local 5 opened negotiations with Marriott. This followed an amazing day of action on June 27th where over 1500 members and supporters hit the streets on Oahu and Maui to tell the world that we want a future in which One Job Should Be Enough! At the negotiations, Marriott workers […]

Local 5 endorses Ikaika Hussey in City Council race against Carol Fukunaga

Local 5 endorses Ikaika Hussey in City Council race against Carol Fukunaga (Honolulu, HI) – UNITE HERE Local 5, Hawaii’s Best Union three years in a row and one of the largest private sector unions in the state, is endorsing community advocate and longtime Local 5 ally Ikaika Hussey, who is running against incumbent Carol […]

Hawaii workers defy Trump administration in largest union action this year

UNITEHERE! Local 5 Press release for June 27, 2018 Media Contact: Paola Rodelas Office Phone: (808) 941-2141 ext. 270 Cell Phone: (808) 333-4782 [email protected] Hawaii workers defy Trump administration in largest union action this year Over 1,500 Local 5 members and community supporters show unity and strength amidst the Janus decision, demanding that One Job […]

Maui hotel workers to sign wave, demand that One Job Should Be Enough

Media Advisory for June 22, 2018 Media Contact: Paola Rodelas Office Phone: (808) 941-2141 ext. 270 Cell Phone: (808) 333-4782 [email protected] Maui hotel workers to sign wave, demand that One Job Should Be Enough 20 Hawaii hotels, including Sheraton Maui, have union contracts expiring in 2018; workers call on hotel companies to provide One Job […]

Thousands of Local 5 workers to kick off union contract expiration with largest march and rally in years

Media Advisory for June 22, 2018 Media Contact: Paola Rodelas Office Phone: (808) 941-2141 ext. 270 Cell Phone: (808) 333-4782 [email protected] Thousands of Local 5 workers to kick off union contract expiration with largest march and rally in years 20 Hawaii hotels have union contracts expiring in 2018; workers call on hotel companies to Provide […]

Local 5 endorses David Ige for Governor

Local 5 endorses David Ige for Governor Hawaii’s Best Union three years in a row announced the endorsement to hundreds of Local 5 members at their annual statewide Delegate Convention (Honolulu, HI) – UNITE HERE Local 5, Hawaii’s Best Union three years in a row and one of the largest private sector unions in the […]

Royal Kona Resort workers ratify union contract

Royal Kona Resort workers ratified their union contract with a 100% yes vote. Workers fought hard for the past year and a half to demand good quality jobs in Kona and all of Hawai’i Island. As a result, they got a great contract with: wage and benefit increases improved job security language against the subcontracting […]