Unite Here Local 5 marks union’s longest running Hawaii hotel strike in nearly three decades
The Unite Here Local 5 hotel workers strike, which has become the union’s longest running Hawaii hotel strike in nearly three decades, is now a month old.
Mahalo for reading the Honolulu Star-Advertiser!
You're reading a premium story. Read the full story with our Print & Digital Subscription.
Already a subscriber? Log in now to continue reading this story.
The Unite Here Local 5 hotel workers strike, which has become the union’s longest running Hawaii hotel strike in nearly three decades,
is now a month old.
Workers marked the 31st day of their strike Wednesday by picketing in front of Honolulu Hale.
The strike began Oct. 8 when negotiations between Local 5 and Kyo-ya, which owns the Marriott-managed Sheraton Waikiki, Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Westin Moana Surfrider, Sheraton Princess Kaiulani and Sheraton Maui, reached an impasse.
Local 5, which represents 2,700 striking hotel workers in Hawaii, and Kyo-ya Hotels &Resorts were at the bargaining table on Saturday but emerged without a new contract.
Representatives from the local unit also
are bargaining with
Marriott, which manages the Kyo-ya hotels. Bargaining will resume today and Friday.
Kyo-ya and Marriott declined to provide updates.
Local 5 members picketing at Honolulu Hale on Wednesday also called
for the developer of two proposed residential towers on Kapiolani Boulevard, known as Sky Ala Moana, to make more of its units affordable.