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Hilton Hawaiian Village workers rally in Waikiki for a better contract

UNITE HERE Local 5 Members rallied in Honolulu to demand a better contract and better job protection for workers at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Hundreds of Local 5 members and community allies gathered Friday to show strength and solidarity as Hilton Hawaiian Village workers prepare for another round of contract negotiations with the company. The rally also included workers from The Modern Honolulu who are protesting the layoff of 78 workers... Read More
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A Strike on the Horizon: Hilton Hawaiian Village and The Modern Honolulu ?

Guests having booked the Hilton Hawaiian Village may be in for a surprise. The Hilton is the largest hotel in Waikiki. Tomorrow, Friday a rally of a Hawaii Union UNITE HERE Local 5 members who work at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, with support from community allies and fellow members from other Local 5 hotels, will demand for a better contract and job protection. One Job Should Be Enough was the slogan... Read More
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Huge earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

Powerful, magnitude 7.5 earthquake has rattled Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands today, U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, and a​ tsunami alert was issued for Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands but was later cancelled. There is no tsunami threat to Hawaii, according to USGS. Preliminary Earthquake Report: Magnitude 7.5 Date-Time • 14 May 2019 12:58:26 UTC • 14 May 2019 22:58:26... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism: Sunset on the Beach series returns to Waikiki

Honolulu visitors and residents in search of a little family-friendly fun this summer in Waikiki will be pleased to know that Sunset on the Beach is returning to Oahu’s famed south shore beginning Saturday, May 11. Funding for Sunset on the Beach is being made possible largely due to the support of Hawaii Tourism. This popular summer series at Queen’s Surf Beach (across from the Honolulu Zoo) will start at 4:30... Read More

Hawaii Tourism: Sunset on the Beach series returns to Waikiki

Honolulu visitors and residents in search of a little family-friendly fun this summer in Waikiki will be pleased to know that Sunset on the Beach is returning to Oahu’s famed south shore beginning Saturday, May 11. Funding for Sunset on the Beach is being made possible largely due to the support of Hawaii Tourism. This popular summer series at Queen’s Surf Beach (across from the Honolulu Zoo) will start at 4:30... Read More

Hawaii Tourism Authority helps fund programs supporting Hawaiian culture, natural resources and 2020 tourism projects & events

Hawaii Island (East)Monday, May 13 / 9:30-11:30 a.m. Grand Naniloa Hotel, Private Dining Room 93 Banyan Drive, Hilo, HI 96720 Hawaii Island (West) Tuesday, May 14 / 9:30-11:30 a.m. Hilton Waikoloa Village, Kings 2 69-425 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa, HI 96738 Oahu Thursday, May 16 / 9:30-11:30 a.m. Hawaii Convention Center, Emalani Theatre 320 1801 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815 Kauai Friday, May 17 / 9:30-11:30 a.m. Sheraton Kauai Resort, Poipu Ballroom 2440 Hoonani Road, Koloa,... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism Authority helps fund programs supporting Hawaiian culture, natural resources and 2020 tourism projects & events

Hawaii Island (East)Monday, May 13 / 9:30-11:30 a.m. Grand Naniloa Hotel, Private Dining Room 93 Banyan Drive, Hilo, HI 96720 Hawaii Island (West) Tuesday, May 14 / 9:30-11:30 a.m. Hilton Waikoloa Village, Kings 2 69-425 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa, HI 96738 Oahu Thursday, May 16 / 9:30-11:30 a.m. Hawaii Convention Center, Emalani Theatre 320 1801 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815 Kauai Friday, May 17 / 9:30-11:30 a.m. Sheraton Kauai Resort, Poipu Ballroom 2440 Hoonani Road, Koloa,... Read More
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Diamond Resorts’ decision to lay off 78 workers at The Modern Honolulu hotel condemned by union

UNITE HERE Local 5 condemns Diamond Resorts, a timeshare company headquartered in Las Vegas, after its decision to lay off 78 workers at The Modern Honolulu — nearly 30% of the workers. The layoff impacts multiple departments like housekeeping, banquets, pool, in-room dining, reservations, and food & beverage. The 78 workers received a letter from the company that their positions will be eliminated within the next 30 days. The decision comes... Read More

Diamond Resorts’ decision to lay off 78 workers at The Modern Honolulu hotel condemned by union

UNITE HERE Local 5 condemns Diamond Resorts, a timeshare company headquartered in Las Vegas, after its decision to lay off 78 workers at The Modern Honolulu — nearly 30% of the workers. The layoff impacts multiple departments like housekeeping, banquets, pool, in-room dining, reservations, and food & beverage. The 78 workers received a letter from the company that their positions will be eliminated within the next 30 days. The decision comes... Read More

Hawaii legislator’s push for Airbnb taxation bill a success

Hawaii Senate Bill 1292 just squeaked by passing which will allow the Aloha State to collect transient accommodation and general excise taxes from short-term rentals with a vote of 13 to 12. This bill means that places like Airbnb and HomeAway will collect taxes on behalf of the state. Hawaii Governor Ige will now receive the bill for his consideration. Although it is illegal to run short-term rentals of less than... Read More