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Victory: Kaiser Permanente MOA Housekeeping Aide – Overtime & Work Opportunity

On December 12, 2022 the evening shift experienced inadequate workload distribution. Workers were instructed to include additional duties onto their load. Committee Leaders Claire Rabe & George Kawelo discovered that management did not outreach to offer overtime (OT) & temporary work opportunity to backfill, and staff. They further investigated to confirm that Rogelio Baldonado Housekeeping […]

Victory: Kaiser Permanente Contract Enforcement – Lift Techs

Contract Enforcement of section 7.8.B. Meal Period. Know Your Rights ~ Sherry Lopez Shop Steward from Kaiser Moanalua Hospital, she discovered Lift Technician’s Foa & Rene took their meal period 30 minutes prior to their end of shift. Steward took into action & notified the Employer that if an employee is required to work more […]

VICTORY: Kaiser Housekeeping Aides are organizing to tackle backfill & staffing shortages

On November 17, 2022, the Employer did not call to offer temporary work opportunity & overtime (OT) to backfill and staff the linen department at Moanalua. Workers discovered Management conducting Bargaining Unit work. Committee Leaders ( George Kawelo, Alex Dona & Claire Rabe), Shop Steward ( Amelia Iese), investigated that Vic Cabuloy was not contacted. […]

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 bdevenecia@5.unitehere.org 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 – […]