Sat. 4/11: COVID-19 Daily Update

DONATE TO LOCAL 5’S HARDSHIP FUND FOR WORKERS FACING FINANCIAL CHALLENGES DUE TO COVID-19 Local 5’s Hardship Fund donation website is live! Our hardship fund will offer financial assistance to our members who are facing economic challenges due to COVID-19. Together, we will survive this pandemic stronger than ever. Donate here. NEWS HIGHLIGHTS Hawaii’s New […]

Fri. 4/10: COVID-19 Daily Update

LOCAL 5 PROMOTES SAFE HOTELS, SAFE HAWAII PROGRAM TO KEEP HAWAII HOTELS OPEN WHILE PRIORITIZING PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY We released our “Safe Hotels, Safe Hawaii” guidelines today and proposed to our hotel employers that they adopt these guidelines immediately to ensure the health and safety of hotel guests, hotel workers, and the broader public […]

Thu. 4/9 COVID-19 Daily Update

Local 5 on Facebook Live! Every week, Local 5 will feature our members to share how they are keeping themselves busy in the safety of their homes. This week, Local 5 member Aina Iglesias, a frontdesk worker at Hilton DoubleTree Alana and an award-winning powerlifter, will share a quick workout routine!   Join us for […]

Wed. 4/8/20: COVID-19 Daily Update

NEW RESOURCES: IRS ECONOMIC IMPACT PAYMENTS We added new information to our Local 5 Resource Page on the economic impact payments that the IRS will be sending out to most taxpayers. View the flyer here. NEWS HIGHLIGHTS Cluster of workers at Maui Memorial Medical Center have contracted coronavirus, sources say (Star Advertiser, April 8, 2020) […]

Tue. 4/7/20: COVID-19 Daily Update

NEW RESOURCES: MENTAL HEALTH & WELL-BEING We added crisis hotline numbers to our Local 5 Resource Page. If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, these hotlines are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you are experiencing an emergency or believe you are a danger to yourself […]

Mon. 4/6/20: COVID-19 Daily Update

NEW RESOURCE: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTER HOTLINE NUMBERS We added domestic violence shelter hotline numbers to our Resources Page. All domestic violence shelters are open as usual during COVID-19. Domestic violence victims are NOT required to stay at home during COVID-19 if home is unsafe. MESSAGE FROM OUR FINANCIAL SECRETARY-TREASURER ERIC GILL Please watch this video […]

Sun. 4/5/20: COVID-19 Daily Update

NEW RESOURCE: HARDSHIP LETTER TEMPLATE TO LANDLORDS OR LENDERS We added a letter template to our Resources Page that you could send to your landlord or lenders if you are experiencing financial hardship. Click here to download the letter template. NEWS HIGHLIGHTS Here’s the latest breakdown of Hawaii’s coronavirus cases by patient ages (Hawaii News […]

Sat. 4/4/20: COVID-19 Daily Update

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS Hawaii Democrats push back primary, switch to all-mail ballots (KITV, April 4, 2020) Hawaii’s Democratic Presidential Primary was supposed to be held today, but has been changed to mail-in ballots due to COVID-19. Democratic party members will receive mail in ballots for the Democratic Primary Election that must be returned by May 22. Results […]

Fri. 4/3/20 COVID-19 Daily Update

We created a new page on our website with resources, such as food and grocery assistance, rent and mortgage assistance, and more. Please visit this page often as we will be updating it regularly as more resources become available, including information from our Hotel Industry Credit Union and Local 5’s Hardship Fund. NEWS HIGHLIGHTS COVID Cases […]

Thu. 4/2/20: COVID-19 Daily Updates

NEW RESOURCES PAGE We created a new page on our website with resources, such as food and grocery assistance, rent and mortgage assistance, and more. Please visit this page often as we will be updating it regularly as more resources become available, including information from our Hotel Industry Credit Union and Local 5’s Hardship Fund. […]