UPDATE: Kaiser members, don’t forget to vote!

The majority of UNITE HERE! Local 5 Kaiser Permanente workers have pledged their support for a strike. Our future is too important to give in to Kaiser’s pension take-aways. Join us for a strike vote at the locations listed on the back. Members may vote one time only at any of the following locations: OAHU: […]

UPDATE: Kaiser members, get ready to vote!

The majority of UNITE HERE! Local 5 Kaiser Permanente workers have pledged their support for a strike. Our future is too important to give in to Kaiser’s pension take-aways. Join us for a strike vote at the locations listed on the back. Members may vote one time only at any of the following locations: OAHU: […]

UPDATE: Kaiser Strike Vote Schedule

The majority of UNITE HERE! Local 5 Kaiser Permanente workers have pledged their support for a strike. Our future is too important to give in to Kaiser’s pension take-aways. Join us for a strike vote at the locations listed on the back. Members may vote one time only at any of the following locations: OAHU: […]

Kaiser workers are voting YES to strike

The majority of UNITE HERE! Local 5 Kaiser Permanente workers have pledged their support for a strike. Our future is too important to give in to Kaiser’s pension take-aways. Join us for a strike vote at the locations listed on the back. Members may vote one time only at any of the following locations: OAHU: […]

HHV housekeeper gets discipline reduced

Hilton Hawaiian Village housekeeper Carmelita Suclen was issued a written warning for violation of room cleanliness standards. The Contract Enforcement Team filed a grievance in response, arguing that this was an excessive discipline. As a result, Carmelita’s discipline was reduced to a verbal warning. Keep on fighting for your rights!

Ka’anapali Beach Club Workers Rally for their Families

Hotel workers at the Ka’anapali Beach Club (KBC) in Lahaina, Maui organized a rally yesterday to protest the substandard agreement proposed by the hotel’s management. The festive holiday-themed rally aimed to raise awareness to guests and the community about this important contract fight that impacts 198 workers and their families. Nearly 80 workers gathered along […]

Hyatt waithelp fights for her seniority rights

With the help of the Contract Enforcement Team, Pam Toma (a waithelp at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki) filed a grievance against her employer for failing to schedule her and violating her seniority rights. As a result, Pam won $220.49 in wages. “Management needs to follow the rules. I hope they make sure this doesn’t happen […]

UPDATED: 2014 General Election Endorsements

The Candidates listed here have been recommended by Local 5’s member-led Political Action Team and approved of by the Union’s Executive Board as of Monday, October 27, 2014. PDF version here. The 2014 General Election is on Tuesday, November 4. Polling hours are 7:00am – 6:00pm. More information can be found at the State of […]

Huge win for Royal Hawaiian bell clerk

Huge win for Kuulei Reiley, a bell clerk at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. She was suspended for 5 days for not locking her bank vault, even though she had previously notified management that the vault equipment was faulty. After filing a grievance, the Employer rescinded her suspension with full back pay.

Hilton Hawaiian Village bar porter wins back pay

Luke Dekneef works at the Hilton Hawaiian Village as an on-call bar porter. He was denied work opportunities because the Hilton was giving work shifts to other workers, even though he was available and willing to work. The Contract Enforcement Team filed a grievance on Luke’s behalf. As a result, Luke won 8 hours of […]