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Modern Honolulu union workers authorize potential strike

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COMUnite Here Local 5 member Toni Canopin held a sign during a union rally Wednesday outside the Modern Honolulu hotel in Waikiki. Hotel workers at the luxury hotel were joined by union members from the nearby Ilikai Hotel. Both properties are managed by Aqua Hotels. The Modern Honolulu has fired seven union supporters in the past six months. In addition, more than 20 unfair
labor practice charges have been filed with the National Labor Relations Board.
    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Unite Here Local 5 member Toni Canopin held a sign during a union rally Wednesday outside the Modern Honolulu hotel in Waikiki. Hotel workers at the luxury hotel were joined by union members from the nearby Ilikai Hotel. Both properties are managed by Aqua Hotels. The Modern Honolulu has fired seven union supporters in the past six months. In addition, more than 20 unfair labor practice charges have been filed with the National Labor Relations Board.

Union workers at the Modern Honolulu unanimously voted Thursday night to authorize a potential strike because of their unhappiness over working conditions at the luxury hotel.

About 260 workers represented by Unite Here Local 5 would be affected if they walk off the job.

No date for the potential strike has been set.

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