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Sign waving by the Bank of Hawaii Annual Shareholder Meeting

During the morning rush hour on April 25, Kaiser workers went downtown to sign wave and leaflet by the Bank of Hawaii‘s Annual Shareholder Meeting. We wanted to point out the hypocrisy of these big companies and their executives.  Edward Pei, Kaiser Permanente Board Member and Executive Director of the Hawaii Bankers Association, is trying […]

Ala Moana Hotel workers ratify new contract

Honolulu (April 24, 2014) – With a resounding 159-1 vote, union hotel workers at the Ala Moana Hotel ratified a new contract that will improve the lives of 327 workers and their families and bring Hawai’i a step closer to providing good jobs for everyone. Hotel management agreed to match the new hotel contract that was […]

2014 UNITE HERE Delegate Election Voting

Voting for the 2014 UNITE HERE Delegate Election will take place by secret ballot at the following dates, locations and times. Any member in good standing may vote at any location. You MUST show photo ID in order to vote (or have 2 other members verify your identity): Tuesday, April 22, 2014 – Island of […]

Support autism insurance coverage

SB 2054, which will require state-regulated health plans to provide coverage for those with autism spectrum disorders, will be heard by the conference committee on Monday, April 21 at 8:50 AM.  We support the bill and urge the committee to maintain the coverage until age 21 and with the originally proposed (or higher) annual and […]

Ala Moana Hotel agrees to new contract

Ala Moana Hotel union members achieved their most cherished goal this week. On April 16, management agreed to match the new hotel contract settled with the other major Local 5 hotels—and give additional raises each year! The extra raises bring Ala Moana wages back in line with the rest of the major hotels. For 27 […]

Hawaii Bankers Association: Support your own employees!

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii workers wrote an open letter to Edward Pei, Executive Director of the Hawaii Bankers Association (HBA) and a Board Member of Kaiser Permanente. It has come to our attention that the HBA will soon begin its 2014 Hawaii Food Bank donation drive. We commend their support of the Food Bank, as it […]

2 down. Who’s next?

In 2 months, 2 Kaiser Board Members resigned: Christine Cassel & Jenny Ming. It looks like we’re not the only ones who think Kaiser is headed in the wrong direction! Christine Cassel was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars by Kaiser and Premier Inc. Both have a stake in her company, National Quality Forum. Jenny […]

2nd action at Charlotte Russe

On March 29, we went out to the Charlotte Russe stores at Pearlridge Center, Windward Mall, and Waikele Outlet to leaflet about Charlotte Russe’s “significant labor violations.” These include paying workers less than minimum wage, violating overtime pay laws, and falsifying workers’ time cards. We passed out leaflets outside of the store, placed them in […]

2 City Councilmembers say #NoToKaiser

In March 2014, we released two TV ads featuring City Councilmembers Stanley Chang and Joey Manahan calling out Kaiser for trying to take away their workers’ guaranteed pensions. These 30 second spots have received a lot of positive responses from the community and coverage by the media. We applaud these Councilmembers for saying #NoToKaiser. We […]

UNITE HERE Local 5 Launches Website For Consumers about Fitness Company Beachbody

PRESS RELEASE UNITE HERE Local 5 Launches Website For Consumers about Fitness Company Beachbody Beachbody’s Multi-Level Marketing Program could cost consumers far more than they stand to gain, says the organization. Honolulu, HI – UNITE HERE Local 5 announced a new website about fitness company Beachbody today, www.beachbodybummer.org.  Known for its “P90X” and “Insanity” workout […]