Petition: Stop Outsourcing at Kaiser Wailuku Clinic

UNITE HERE Local 5 is running this petition in solidarity with HNHP (Hawaii Nurses & Healthcare Professionals). Sign the petition below by filling out this form: We, the undersigned, HNHP Registered Nurses, Healthcare Professionals, and Local 5 Healthcare Workers, demand that Kaiser Permanente stop all plans to outsource GI and ASC work or any other […]

Updates to BRMS website re: furlough credit rules

Aloha Local 5 members. Regarding your medical, the BRMS webpage now has a tab, “Hotel-Furlough” which has information on: Furlough Credit Return to Work (80 Bank Hours Credit) and the Pandemic Furlough Credit Rule (240 Furlough Bank Hours) Furlough – Eligibility Letter of Appeal Be sure to read all Furlough Credit rules thoroughly. Remember, you […]

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:     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: 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 […]