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 – […]


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 Gesperanza@5.unitehere.org Leia Rabe (808) 679-8821 lrabe@5.unitehere.org Cindy Aban (808) 675-8874 Caban@5.unitehere.org

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 […]

Local 5 – Kaiser Permanente: Delay in 3% wage increase & retro-pay

                    Aloha Local 5 Kaiser Members, It has been brought to the Union’s attention that on the most recent paystub (January 28, 2022) the amount may not reflect the 3% wage increase and the retro-pay we won in our new contract. The Union has raised your […]

Healthcare Heroes to Healthcare Zeroes: Overworked and Undervalued

    This piece was written by Local 5 member Fred Dagdag from Kaiser Permanente Maui Lani. Do you want to write for Local 5? Let us know! It’s only been a year and a half, yet it feels like eternity since COVID-19 disrupted our lives in Hawaii. I remember not knowing how dangerous this […]