Fri. 5/1/20: COVID-19 Daily Update

WATCH: FACEBOOK LIVE, WITH LOCAL 5 BARTENDER JASON MAXWELL Today’s Facebook Live featured Local 5 bartender Jason Maxwell, who showed us how to make his favorite quarantine cocktails & encouraged viewers to donate to the Local 5 hardship fund. Watch the recording here. NEWS HIGHLIGHTS Plans in the works to market Hawaii as the ‘safest […]

4/30 Thursday COVID-19 Daily Update

Local 5 on Facebook Live Join us for another Facebook Live session tomorrow, Fri. @ 5pm, w/ Jason Maxwell, a bartender from Modern Honolulu & Waikiki Beach Marriott. Watch Jason make his favorite cocktails & promote our hardship fund! Go to facebook.com/uniteherehawaii  @5pm   News Highlights World: Cases: 3.25M (+60k).  Deaths: 233k (+6k) USA: Cases: […]

Wed. 4/29/20: COVID-19 Daily Update

WATCH: FACEBOOK LIVE TOWN HALL – REOPENING TOURISM IN HAWAII Today’s Facebook Live Town Hall was a great discussion on reopening tourism in Hawaii: what changes are needed in our hotels and community post-COVID-19? Watch the recording here. Our next Facebook Live is this Friday, May 1, featuring Local 5 bartender Jason Maxwell, who’ll be […]

Tue. 4/29/20: COVID-19 Daily Update

TOMORROW (WED. 4/29/20): FACEBOOK LIVE TOWN HALL – REOPENING TOURISM IN HAWAII Tomorrow’s Facebook Live Town Hall will be a discussion on reopening tourism in Hawaii: what changes are needed in our hotels and community post-COVID-19? Our speakers will be Local 5 President Gemma Weinstein, Financial Secretary-Treasurer Eric Gill, Turtle Bay Resort Vice President Jerry […]

Mon. 4/27 COVID-19 Daily Update

WATCH: FIRST FRIDAY EPISODE ON LABOR ORGANIZING—PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE May 1st is International Labor Day! Let’s start our labor victories celebration with this amazing discussion on labor organizing: past, present, and future. Watch this First Friday episode featuring Ilima Seto-Long from Academic Labor United, Kawehi Apo of Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), and our very […]

Sunday 4/26 COVID-19 Daily Update

COVID Cases Today World: Cases: 2.97M (+70k).  Deaths: 206k (+4k) USA: Cases: 965k (+27k).  Deaths: 54.8k (+1.1k).  Total Tested: 5.4M (+300k) Hawaii: Cases:  606 (+2).  Deaths: 14 (+0).  Hospitalized: 68 (+0). Recovered: 488 (+6)   If cities open up, Hawaii could place all arrivals in one quarantine location (KITV, April 26, 2020) If Hawaii continues to enforce a 14-day quarantine for […]

Sat. 4/25 COVID-19 Daily Update

DOUBLETREE HILTON ALANA WAIKIKI WORKERS RATIFY 1ST UNION CONTRACT Congratulations DoubleTree workers! They ratified their first union contract with a 100% YES vote. HARIETT CLASSES ARE NOW ONLINE Our training trust fund HARIETT has moved all their classes online! Earn a certificate, learn a new language or skill, improve yourself—all from the comfort of your […]

Fri. 4/24 COVID-19 Daily Update

WATCH THE RECORDING OF OUR FACEBOOK LIVE WITH JENNY JOHNSON Today, we hosted another Facebook Live to promote our Local 5 hardship fund. We featured Jenny Johnson from the Sheraton Waikiki. Watch Jenny bake cookies and promote our Hardship Fund!  NEWS HIGHLIGHTS State attorney general tells Hawaii Senate Special Committee on COVID-19 that 14-day visitor […]

Thu. 4/23 COVID-19 Daily Update

Tune in for another Facebook Live tomorrow @5pm with Jenny Johnson from Sheraton Waikiki. Watch Jenny bake cookies and promote our Local 5 Membership Hardship Fund! New Resource Added: Hardship assistance for Hotel & Travel Industry Federal Credit Union Members: https://www.htifcu.com/coronavirus-update/ NEWS HIGHLIGHTS COVID Cases Today World: Cases: 2.7M (+80k).  Deaths: 190k (+7k) USA: Cases: […]

Wed. 4/22: COVID-19 Daily Update

WATCH THE RECORDING OF OUR FACEBOOK TOWN HALL ON HEALTHCARE & PENSION Today, we hosted another Facebook Live Town Hall, which focused on our Local 5 healthcare and pension. We were joined by Carla Jacobs from Benefit & Risk Management Services (BRMS), Lani Meniano Rivera who works at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, and our Financial […]