Victory: Local 5 members secured huge wage increases

Congratulations! Even in these challenging times, Local 5 members fought and secured huge wage increases in their paychecks this month. • Kaiser Permanente: 3% increase across the board from our 2021 contract victory • Marriott/Kyo-ya, Hilton, Hyatt, Ala Moana members: $1.01 increase for non-tipped • Waikiki Resort, Queen Kapiolani, Hilton Garden Inn are on track […]

Hospitality Workers Lead the Way in 2022 Midterms!

Join our movement to build political power for workers across the country! Paid canvassing opportunity from September 8-November 8 in Phoenix, AZ. Call Joli at ‭(808) 255-7896‬ by Friday, August 19 if you’re interested. All transportation and lodging expenses covered.      Watch our video: 

UNITE HERE Local 5 Statement

  UNITE HERE Local 5 believes all people should have quality health care and the right to control their own bodies. The recent Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade is an attack on working people and the first in a likely series of decisions intended to bolster the power of the few to the […]

‘We felt relief’: Hilton housekeepers return to work with new contract

Elsa Pinera has been with the Hilton Garden Inn Waikīkī for seven years. First as a housekeeper, and now a housekeeping clerk. As a clerk, she is responsible for assigning housekeeper shifts at her hotel.

UNITE HERE Local 5 reached tentative agreement with Hilton, affecting 1,800 hotel workers

UNITEHERE! Local 5 For Immediate Release for July 9, 2021 Media Contact: Bryant de Venecia Cell Phone: (808) 546-0024 UNITE HERE Local 5 reached tentative agreement with Hilton, affecting 1,800 hotel workers New two-year agreement includes improved wages and benefits, recall rights, reinstatement of daily room cleaning and other hotel services, and more. Click […]

Kaiser members: LPN Apprenticeship Opportunity!

Kaiser members! Are you looking to become a Licensed Practical Nurse? If so, BSH, in partnership with Kaiser Permanente, Ben Hudnell Memorial Trust Fund, and Local 5, are looking for applicants for our free LPN training program. Selected applicants will become LPN apprentices at Kaiser Permanente and take courses through the University of Hawaii – […]


RENT/UTILITIES FACT SHEET for L5 Quick Reminders **If you are already an existing applicant, please email your original intake specialist before 6/30/22 (DO NOT REAPPLY) ** If you already have an application out with Council of Native Hawaiian Advancement, please reach back out to them before 6/30/22 (DO NOT REAPPLY) **If you’ve been previously declined […]

  Kaiser Local 5 Organizers:

Gracie Esperanza (808) 383-3281 Leia Rabe (808) 679-8821 Cindy Aban (808) 675-8874

VICTORY: Local 5 reached tentative agreement with Waikiki Resort Hotel

Victory! After months of bargaining, the Union and Waikiki Resort Hotel reached a tentative agreement on a new contract, replacing the CBA that expired almost 4 years ago. This win shows the impact of the standard we set on our 51-day strike back in 2018—better wages and benefits, job security, safer workplaces, and to make […]