On Oahu, over 200 Local 5 members marched to City Hall to ask the Mayor & other elected leaders to stand with us in saying no new members for Kaiser until they fix it first and address workload & patient care concerns. We received pledges of support from Mayor Kirk Caldwell, City Councilmembers Ron Menor & Joey Manahan, and State Rep. Matt LoPresti.
On the Big Island, Local 5 members delegated Mayor Billy Kenoi, Deputy Managing Director Randy Kurohara, and Councilmembers Maile David & Karen Eoff. Our elected leaders are concerned about the rising cost & declining services in healthcare. City & County officials represent one of the largest workforces in Hawaii, public sector workers.
In California, Labor leaders delivered 82 letters to Kaiser supporting us. California is Kaiser’s biggest market. CA UNITE HERE unions & AFL-CIO are clear: workers need pensions. UNITE HERE Locals 2, 11 and General President D Taylor are backing up our fight!
The people united will never be defeated!