Hyatt Regency Waikiki pantry worker awarded overtime pay

Cellina Yoshikawa, a pantry worker at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki, filed a grievance with the Contract Enforcement Team because Hyatt refused to replace sick calls. She won 8 hours of overtime pay, totaling $272.04.

Wrongfully terminated Steward at Hilton Hawaiian Village gets his job back

Hilton Hawaiian Village steward Carlos Fajota was terminated in June 2015. He felt he was wrongfully terminated, so he filed a grievance with the Contract Enforcement Team. On December 27, 2015, the Employer will reinstate Carlos and reimburse him for lost wages, benefits and other compensation. The Employer will also expunge any reference to this […]

UNITE HERE Local 5 ratifies new contract with Kaiser Permanente

HONOLULU — October 20, 2015 — After three years of contract bargaining, Kaiser Permanente employees represented by UNITE HERE! Local 5 voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new three-year collective bargaining agreement that covers 1,900 employees at 22 facilities throughout Hawaii. The agreement retains full pension coverage with no cuts to benefits, provides excellent pay increases, […]

Kaiser Members: Contract Ratified!

On Tuesday, October 13, we ratified a new 3-year contract coming in with a resounding 98.5% yes vote. Congratulations to all for coming out and casting your ballots. Special thanks to those who came to and participated in negotiations to help secure this contract. Here are some highlights: Retain our pensions and those of new […]

KAISER: Updated ratification schedule

Thanks to everyone who came to ratification so far! Please see the updated ratification schedule below. Please bring your Kaiser ID or any other ID with you when you vote. Printable PDF version of schedule. Date Time Location Tue. 10/6 10a-1p Dole – Food Court 11:30a-12:30p Regional Wed. 10/7 6:45a-6:30p MOA – Sunrise Cafeteria Thu. […]

Workers reach tentative agreement with Kaiser Permanente

After 3+ years, we’ve stood strong and reached a tentative agreement with Kaiser that includes joining the Partnership. We achieved our goals of securing our pensions, earning substantial wage increases, and preserving our medical benefits. Your vote at ratification is important. See the ratification schedule below. Exact room locations will follow shortly. Printable PDF version […]

Kaiser Members: Negotiations resume 9/24/15

Mark your calendars: Kaiser negotiations to resume this Thursday, Sept. 24 at 6:00p, Hawaii Employers Council (2682 Waiwai Loop). If you would like to receive text updates from Local 5 about Kaiser negotiations, text the word KAISER to 877877 or sign up to receive texts on our website: (see the right sidebar).

9/16/15: Kaiser Negotiations

Come to negotiations! Get our contract! Wednesday, September 16 6:30p Ala Moana Hotel – Garden Lanai (2nd Floor) We believe there is a path to settlement and that we are close. However, in order to get there, we need to show Kaiser that the workers are united and willing to stand for a fair contract. […]

Kaiser Members: Victories, August Week 4

Dole Workers Lead Campaign to Get Vacation Since 2012, pharmacy workers at ARC, WPO, and HON clinics who were lower in seniority could not take more than 2 days of vacation consecutively, despite the fact that they earned 2 weeks vacation per year. Last week, Dole workers led a Delegation to Roxanne Tejada, Kaiser’s HR […]

Laundry Attendants win back pay after fighting for seniority rights

Kahala Resort laundry attendants Albert Poon and Argel Patricio were not being scheduled according to seniority by their employer. They both filed grievances with the Contract Enforcement Team. Argel won 16 hours of overtime back pay, while Albert won 8 hours of overtime back pay.