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 […]

Thu. 7/9 COVID-19 Update

New Resource: If your child was getting free or reduced-price school lunch during the school year, you are eligible for food purchasing assistance. It’s a one-time payment of up to $360 per child. The Hawai’i Department of Human Services will automatically send benefits to eligible households—you do not need to apply! Read this flyer for more […]

Thu. 7/2/20: COVID-19 update

PROTESTING JOB CUTS AT THE STATE CAPITOL Dozens of UNITE HERE Local 5 hospitality workers, non-union hotel workers, and community supporters sign-waved and chanted to protest the job cuts at reopening hotels. View the photos on our Facebook page. NEWS HIGHLIGHTS Hospitality workers protest job cuts as hotels plan to reopen – KITV Excerpt: “UNITE […]

Mon. 6/29/20: COVID-19 update

50% DISCOUNTS FOR SNAP CARDHOLDERS AT TIMES SUPER MARKETS We posted a new resource on our Local 5 webpage: Any persons receiving SNAP (Food Stamps/EBT) benefits are eligible to receive 50% of locally grown produce at participating grocery stores when they present DA BUX card. Most current SNAP holders should have automatically received a Double […]

Mon. 6/22/20: COVID-19 update

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: WATCH LOCAL 5’s MAYORAL FORUM Last Friday, we hosted a worker-centered Mayoral Forum with six candidates of the Honolulu Mayoral Race. They were asked questions about issues that impact Hawaii’s working families. If you missed it live, you can still watch the recording here. NEWS HIGHLIGHTS Gov. David Ige reportedly […]