National Bargaining Update for Kaiser Permanente workers

After months of stalling by Kaiser Permanente negotiators, scheduled national bargaining sessions ended today. “Because of management’s approach, these negotiations are in serious trouble – unlike anything our Alliance unions have experienced with Kaiser Permanente since the 1990’s,” said Alliance chief negotiator Hal Ruddick. “Unless management dramatically changes course, this conflict will continue to escalate. […]

Unemployment Town Hall

On September 9, we organized a Facebook Live town hall about Unemployment Insurance and discussed eligibility. Watch the recording here.

Hawaiʻi Can Podcast: Episode 1 – Kaiser Permanente workers talk about health care industry

  Listen to episode: 0:06 Aloha mai kakou,  welcome to Hawaii Can. I’m your host Bryant de Venecia, I am a communications organizer for Unite Here Local 5, Hawaii’s hospitality and healthcare Union. For a very first episode, we will talk about the state of the healthcare industry here in Hawaii, and we will hear […]

Pharmacy Technician training program for Local 5 members & family

Aloha, Oahu Local 5 members and family members! As part of Banquet Solutions Hawaii and HARIETT’s on-going efforts to assist Local 5 members and family that have been negatively impacted (unemployed and under employed) by the pandemic, we are partnering with Leeward Community College to offer a Pharmacy Technician training program. The program is free […]

Email our state leaders: what’s your plan to help workers?

Labor Day is supposed to commemorate workers and the American labor movement. Yet on this day, PEUC benefits will expire for thousands of Hawaii workers who are still furloughed and will now receive hundreds of dollars less per week from unemployment. The State of Hawaii knew these benefits would expire. They also allowed the eviction […]

Labor Day 2021 Livestream Event

Click here for our Facebook Live Event Join us on Facebook Live to commemorate Labor Day with hospitality and healthcare workers. We are coming together to celebrate being Hawaii’s Best Union six years in a row. In addition, we want to push state lawmakers and employers to take care of workers—especially as COVID cases increase, […]

Modern Honolulu housekeepers delegate to bring back daily room cleaning

Modern Honolulu housekeeping leaders delegated the general manager yesterday to demand the return of daily housekeeping service and improvements on working conditions and scheduling. We will go back next week for answers! #UnionAdvantage

Hyatt Regency Waikiki workers ask guests to request daily room cleaning

Hazelson Dy and Patrick Dy are brothers and housekeepers at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki. They passed out leaflets and talked to guests about requesting daily room cleaning. Guests deserve a clean hotel room. Daily room cleaning is required by our collective bargaining agreement, and would help housekeepers like them get back to work so they […]

Sheraton Maui workers talk to new hires about the Union Advantage

Sheraton Maui Leaders represented Local 5 in the new hire orientation yesterday. Three Local 5 committee leaders and shop stewards–Jason Valdez, Evie Chargualaf, and Celia Arcilla–did the presentation on the advantages of being a union member for 8 new hires. #UnionAdvantage