April Victories Bulletin

Our members have won back 245 union jobs since Hawaii reopened tourism, in addition to the positions recalled by management. Our members won these jobs back by fighting against job combos, management doing our work, understaffing, scheduling overtime instead of recalling workers, and more. American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) –  UNITE HERE housekeepers, cooks, & […]

Local 5 Statement re: COVID-19 vaccines

Media Contact: Paola Rodelas Cell Phone: (808) 333-4782 [email protected] Statement re: COVID-19 vaccinations Vaccines to prevent and immunize against COVID-19 are becoming increasingly available in the United States and in Hawaii. We are optimistic about the opportunities that a vaccine can provide for our community, especially for our workers in the hospitality industry, as the […]

Alliance of Healthcare Unions – UPDATE

QUICK HIGHLIGHTS Positive Announcement about PSP Bonus Expected Soon Over 50 Steering Committee Members Gathered to Prepare for 2021 National Bargaining Deadline Extended: Solidarity Survey Extended to January 2021 New Initiative: Share Your Story Progress in Discussions on 2020 PSP Payout Discussions continue with KP leaders over the Alliance proposal for a guaranteed full payout […]

Register to submit video testimony to keep Bill 80 alive

Last week, the City Council failed to put Bill 80 on this week’s full Council agenda.  Shame on them! Bill 80 is straight forward – you either stand with workers like us or you side with the hotel bosses.  If Bill 80 doesn’t get a hearing now it will be dead.  There are two things […]

Kaiser Community Petition

As a member of our community, I stand with our frontline health care workers and the rest of our Maui community. We call on Kaiser Permanente to immediately hold off on any plans to close the Gastroenterology and Ambulatory Surgery services at its Wailuku Clinic until the State of Hawaii and State Department of Health […]

SUBMIT TESTIMONY TO SUPPORT BILL 80 – The Right to Return to Work

Thanks to everyone who submitted testimony last week to support Bill 80, which requires daily hotel room cleaning and puts in place a process for hospitality workers who initially lost their jobs due to COVID-19 to be the first offered their jobs back as business returns. Because of your testimony, Bill 80 was approved in […]

Kaiser Permanente Job Opportunity

There are a total of 20 job vacancies. Hospital Aide at Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Job Number: 904633 Date posted: 09/16/2020   If you have any interested applicants, please submit interest to the attached req number. 👩🏻‍⚕️👨🏽‍⚕️ https://www.kaiserpermanentejobs.org/job/honolulu/hospital-aide/641/17381264 Primary Location: Hawaii,Honolulu,Hospital/Medical Offices 3288 Moanalua Rd. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: Varies […]

Submit testimony ASAP: SUPPORT BILL 80 – The Right to Return to Work

The main value to Hawai’i in promoting tourism is the creation of jobs for our people. Bill 80 was introduced to Honolulu City Council—if it passes, it will put in place a process for hospitality workers who initially lost their jobs due to COVID-19 to first be offered their jobs back as business returns. Bill […]

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}}   Mayor, City & […]