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 […]

Kupuna tell Kaiser: Getting old shouldn’t hurt!

Local 5 retirees are performing the hula at Kaiser Permanente Hawai’i with a message to Kaiser: Getting old shouldn’t hurt! So far, they’ve performed at Kaiser Permanente Moanalua and Kaiser Permanente Honolulu. Getting old doesn’t hurt for our retirees. They have their pension. Our members who work for Kaiser will lose at least $1200/month when […]

Local 5 members featured on new show, HAWAI’I CAN

The AiKea Movement launched a new TV series on ‘Ōlelo Community Media called HAWAI’I CAN, which will feature discussions on issues that affect Hawaii’s people and what we can do as a community to solve them. The first two episodes feature Local 5 members. Episode 1, “Waikiki: Present & Future,” is hosted by Ilikai Hotel […]

What does $1200/month mean to you?

Our members who work for Kaiser Permanente Hawaii will receive at least $1200/month from their pension if they retire at age 65. $1200 is more than just a number, so we asked them to show us what $1200/month means to them if Kaiser took their pension away. View all of the photos on our Facebook […]

Judge rules The Modern Honolulu violated workers’ labor law rights

On January 23, 2014, a Federal Judge ruled that The Modern Honolulu violated workers’ labor law rights!  After a 4-day trial in October 2012, Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) William L. Schmidt has issued his decision regarding five National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) unfair labor practice charges filed by UNITE HERE Local 5 (“Local 5”) against The […]

Kaiser members, be the next winner of our 5&5 drawing!

Kaiser workers are doing a 5&5 program telling Kaiser to keep up the standard of health care by taking care of the workers so they can take care of the patients. Be the next winner of our 5&5 drawing and a $100 Costco gift card! A committee leader qualifies for the drawing if s/he turns […]