Historic victory for Turtle Bay Resort workers and Hawai’i

With 241 voting yes, Turtle Bay Resort workers ratified a new union contract! For decades, Turtle Bay workers fought for good, local jobs. It meant fighting for better wages and benefits, since Turtle Bay workers had fallen behind the Waikiki standard. It meant fighting against the development of condotels, timeshares, and non-union hotels. When we […]

Kaiser Permanente Deprives

UPDATE: Kaiser negotiations

On Thursday, April 16, nearly 100 Local 5 members turned out for negotiations with Kaiser at the Airport Honolulu Hotel. What did the Union present? We asked for a response to our workload proposal that we presented in February. That proposal stated that whenever there is a sick call, vacation, etc. the Employer will make […]

REMINDER: Kaiser negotiations today (4/16)

REMINDER: Negotiations with Kaiser are TODAY (Thurs. 4/16) at 6:30p at the Airport Honolulu Hotel. There will be valet parking. And if you haven’t checked it out already, visit our http://www.kaiserdeprives.org/ website. It’s important to keep in mind as we go into bargaining that Kaiser makes $8.5 million every day. So where is there money […]

MEMBERS: Important information on your prescription with Mina Pharmacy

You may be receiving the following letter re: the recent news that Mina Pharmacy has been sold to CVS/Longs. Please contact the Local 5 office at (808) 941-2141 if you have any questions or concerns. Dear Valued Participant: As your pharmacy benefits manager, Catamaran, in collaboration with AFL Hotel and Restaurant Workers Health and Welfare […]

Hilton Hawaiian Village barporter/bartender fights for his rights

Hilton Hawaiian Village barporter/bartender Taitian Hing filed a grievance with the Contract Enforcement Team because the hotel failed to correctly calculate his vacation pay on a prorated basis. Congrats for fighting for your rights and winning $393.84, Taitian!

Nearly $400 in back pay for Tropics waithelp

Misty Okuda is a waithelp at Tropics in Hilton Hawaiian Village. Her employer was not scheduling her according to her seniority rights, so she filed a grievance with the Contract Enforcement Team. Misty won her grievance and $399.37 in back pay plus tips. “Thank you Local 5 for never giving up,” says Misty.

Westin Moana Surfrider banquet staff wins over $50k in back service charges

Westin Moana Surfrider banquet staff recently won over $50,000 in back service charges after giving compelling testimony to their General Manager regarding mis-allocations that have been going on for a few years. The GM did the right thing and the grievance was closed.

Tropics waithelp wins back pay + tips

Tropics waithelp Luke Coelho filed a grievance with the Contract Enforcement Team against Hilton Hawaiian Village for not scheduling him according to his seniority rights. He won $116.35 in back pay plus tips. Great job fighting for what’s right!

18 members spent 10 days outreaching about $31 for Everyone

THANK YOU to the 18 Local 5 members who spent 10 days spreading the word to our coworkers and the community about why all workers deserve good wages, benefits, and respect on the job. By 2018, Local 5 hotels will pay an average of almost $31 per hour. Workers at the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel […]

Hilton Hawaiian Village guest assistant fights for her seniority rights

Rayline Ancog, a Guest Assistant at Hilton Hawaiian Village, was not offered two overtime shifts that she should have been offered because of her seniority. She filed two grievances with the Contract Enforcement Team and won a total of 16 hours of pay at the overtime rate.