Sat. 5/16: COVID-19 Daily Update

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS CEOs are cutting millions of jobs yet keep their lofty bonuses – Bloomberg News.  Excerpt: “In the past decade, public-company executives have reaped billions of dollars in gains from stock-based awards, some of which were granted at the depths of the Great Recession, while millions of people have struggled for years to regain […]

5/15 Fri. COVID-19 Daily Update

Click here for important resource about healthcare options   COVID Cases Today World: Cases: 4.5M (+100k).  Deaths: 307k(+5k). USA: Cases: 1.44M (+30k).  Deaths: 87.5k (+1.7k).  Total Tested: 10.7M (+400k). Hawaii: Cases:  638 (+1).  Deaths: 17 (+0).  Hospitalized: 81 (+0). Recovered: 5645(+1).   Governor says he’ll extend ’safer-at-home’ order through June (Hawaii News Now, May 15. 2020) Ige […]

Thu. 5/14: Daily COVID-19 Update

NEW RESOURCES: FOOD DISTRIBUTION, SNAP, MED-QUEST, AND CHILDCARE ASSISTANCE Food for Hawaii’s Ohana is organizing another food distribution event tomorrow (Fri. 5/15/20) at 10:00am at Aloha Stadium. On our Local 5 Resources page, we added flyers from the State Department of Human Services with information on how to apply for food assistance (SNAP), Med-QUEST health […]

Wed. 5/13 Daily COVID-19 Update

WATCH: FACEBOOK LIVE TOWN HALL – COVID-19 & THE BAILOUT OF CORPORATIONS We hosted a Facebook Live Town Hall today on the government’s response to COVID-19, how it’s been benefiting corporations and the rich, and what working people need to do to push back. You can watch the recording here in case you missed it. […]

Tue. 5/12 Daily COVID-19Update

TOMORROW: FACEBOOK LIVE TOWN HALL – COVID-19 & THE BAILOUT OF CORPORATIONS We are hosting another Facebook Live Town Hall tomorrow (Wed. 5/13) at 5:00pm. The topic will be COVID-19 and the bailout of corporations, all while working people are being left out in the lurch. Amid the pandemic, U.S. billionaires’ grew nearly 10% while […]

Mon. 5/11 Daily COVID-19 Update

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS State Lawmakers reach tentative agreement on CARES Act spending bill (Hawaii News Now, May 11, 2020) Hawaii lawmakers acted to distribute 862M in CARES Act money to the neighbor islands.  The bill gives $180 million dollars for the neighbor islands for coronavirus testing and contact tracing, and to pay for services such as police and firefighters. Another $100 […]

Sun. 5/10 Daily COVID-19 Update

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS Column: Help hard-hit tourism workers with safe reopening of industry – Editorial by Eric Gill, published in Honolulu Star-Advertiser.  Excerpt: “We’ve learned in this pandemic that the health of every person affects us all. Every hotel worker should have health care; every person should have health care. No worker should be forced back […]

Sat. 5/9 Daily COVID-19 Update

News Highlights COVID Cases Today World: Cases: 4.0M (+70k).  Deaths: 279(+5k) USA: Cases: 1.3M (+20k).  Deaths: 78.7k (+1.6k).  Total Tested: 8.7M (+300k) Hawaii: Cases:  631 (+2).  Deaths: 17 (+0).  Hospitalized: 81 (+o). Recovered: 551 Fresh coronavirus outbreaks in Germany and South Korea show the risks in easing up restrictions – Associated Press.  U.S. Leisure and […]

Fri. 5/8/20: COVID-19 Daily Update

NEW RESOURCE: GUIDE ON APPLYING FOR PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE We added a guide on applying for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance to our Local 5 Resources Page. Click here for the guide. At the bottom of the guide is information on the DLIR’s new system that will allow claimants to certify their unemployment claims on designated days […]

Thursday 5/7 COVID-19 Daily Update

New Resources New resource added: expanded child care subsidy More childcare resources for essential workers: Video Over the weekend, thousands of people around the world joined Call to Unite—a 24-hour livestream event to inspire people to connect, share, and show support. Union workers from Teamsters, UFCW, Machinists Union, and UNITE HERE shared amazing […]