Another week of victories for Kaiser workers

Aloha ‘Āina Unity March Over 10,000 people marched through Waikiki to stand in unity to protect our ʻāina. AiKea was there, with Kaiser workers and our youth, to stand up for our island and people of Hawai’i. This march is also timely to educate the astronomers in town visiting as the battle over Mauna Kea […]

Local 5 Victories Bulletin: August 2015

View the printable PDF version here. Workload victory for Moana Surfrider stewards Alex Manog, shop steward at the Westin Moana Surfrider, and members of the stewarding department recently led a delegation to the GM and successfully made the case for more hours/staffing. Their efforts, supported by room service, led to short shifts being turned into […]

Kaiser Members: July victories

People Over Profits–Kaiser, Fix It First! Groups representing the environment, labor, health, and Native Hawaiian united to protest the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). In Maui, where secret TPP negotiations were being held, over 400 people broke the Guinness Records for the largest sounding of the pū (Hawaiian conch shell). Our team educated participants about the dangers […]

Victory! Week of Kaiser worker actions

On Oahu, over 200 Local 5 members marched to City Hall to ask the Mayor & other elected leaders to stand with us in saying no new members for Kaiser until they fix it first and address workload & patient care concerns. We received pledges of support from Mayor Kirk Caldwell, City Councilmembers Ron Menor […]

This Wednesday – 7/15 – March for Health & Worker Justice!

Join us Wednesday, July 15th as Kaiser workers march for health & worker justice! Wear red shirts.  Meet outside Honolulu Kaiser Clinic (1010 Pensacola St – see map below) at 4:30pm.  There will be buses picking up and dropping off from the hotels and from Kaiser Moanalua, Waipio and Mapunapuna locations – see printable PDFs […]

Tropics server successfully fights erroneous disciplines

HR misinformed Audrey Adams, a server at Hilton Hawaiian Village’s Tropics, about her rights under FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act).  As a result of HR’s error, Audrey received disciplines for excessive absenteeism.  Audrey filed a grievance with the Contract Enforcement Team and got both the verbal and written disciplines expunged.

Update: Our Kaiser campaign is working. But we’re not done.

UNITE HERE Local 5 has been fighting for three years for a fair contract, including preserving pensions for Kaiser workers. On Friday, June 12, Kaiser sent a letter declaring impasse and implementing a 2% wage increase as of the July 10, 2015 paycheck. For three years, Kaiser has tried to starve us out. Now they […]

Update: Kaiser, Fix it First!

Our campaign is working. But we’re not done. UNITE HERE Local 5 has been fighting for three years to preserve pensions for Kaiser workers. On Thursday, June 4, Kaiser pulled its two-tier pension proposal off the table for the 105,000 workers in the Labor Management Partnership (LMP) unions. In January, Kaiser settled a contract with […]

Victory! HMS Host workers ratify contract

HMS Host Honolulu Airport workers (who run all of the food & beverage outlets at the airport) ratified their second contract ever with 74% voting yes. In the next 4 years, they will receive $1.90 in wage increases and their medical premiums will be cut in half. Unity is our strength!

Update for Kaiser members

What People Want to Know The rights and benefits that we have now under the expired contract are better than Kaiser’s proposals. The middle column is what we currently have under the expired contract. The last column is Kaiser’s proposed packaged deal. If we accept their proposal, we accept it in its entirety. Issue Local […]