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Federal workers get their first post-shutdown paycheck ― and it’s a tiny one 2019-02-05 [Hawaii News Now]

State AFL-CIO still distributing food to workers 2019-01-27 [Maui News]

Even with govt reopening, resources like food, gas cards still available for impacted federal workers 2019-01-26 [HI News Now]

 VIDEO Silent march held for federal workers forced to work without pay 2019-01-18 [KHON]

51-day strike that includes Sheraton Maui Resort ends 2018-11-29 [Maui News]

Hawaii Hotels And Union Reach Agreement On Contract 2018-11-28 [Honolulu Civil Beat]

Hotel workers ratify contract to end 51-day strike 2018-11-28 [Star Advertiser]

Hawaii hotel workers slated to remain on strike through Thanksgiving 2018-11-21 [Hawaii News Now]

Hotel workers remain on strike after latest offer rejected 2018-11-20 [The National Post]

Honeymooners sue over Hawaii hotel workers strike 2018-11-12 [WAFB]

Hotel workers strike drags on, taking a toll on picketers and businesses 2018-11-09 [Hawaii News Now]

After a month, no resolution in sight to strike at 5 Hawaii hotels 2018-11-09 [Hawaii News Now]

Some hotel workers in CA reach a deal, but Hawaii’s strike continues 2018-11-05 [Hawaii News Now]

Hotel strike day 21: Noise still ticking off visitors, though some understand 2018-10-29 [Now]

Kyo-Ya, Marriot meet with Local 5 union as negotiations continue 2018-10-28 [KITV]

Kyo-ya, Marriott to meet with Local 5 union over labor concerns 2018-10-20 [KHON]

'An utterly awful experience': Hawaiian hotel strike continues to disrupt Kiwi tourists 2018-10-19 [The Herald]

Union representing Sheraton local files unfair labor charge 2018-10-18 [Maui News]

Officials fear Hawaii hotel worker strike could go into 2019 2018-10-15 [Albany Times Union]

Kyo-ya Hotels & Resorts ‘ready to welcome’ striking employees back 2018-10-14 [Pacific Biz News]

Marriott Hawaii Strike: A travelers nightmare unfolding at Sheraton Hotels 2018-10-14 [eTurboNews]

Marriott hotel workers' strike continues as no negotiation plans are made 2018-10-12 [KHON]

2,700 hotel workers at 5 Waikiki hotels go on strike 2018-10-10 [HI News Now]

2,700 workers at major Hawaii hotels join national strike 2018-10-09 [AP]

2,700 workers at major Hawaii hotels join national strike 2018-10-09 [KVEO]

Marriott hotel workers begin strike in Hawaii 2018-10-08 [Pacific Business News]

Hotel Workers Strike In San Francisco But Stay On The Job In Hawaii 2018-10-06 [Honolulu Civil Beat]

Hawaii hotel workers vote to authorize strike on Marriott 2018-09-12 [KHON]

Thousands Poised To Strike At Some Of Waikiki’s Biggest Hotels 2018-09-11 [Civil Beat]

Thousands of Waikiki hotel workers plan strike vote 2018-09-11 [Hawaii News Now]

Verizon CWA workers approve new four-year contract 2018-08-13 [Reuters]

New Mural Commemorates Dock Workers Struggles in Hilo 2018-08-02 [Now]

Hawai‘i Unions Representing 130,000 Workers Endorse Gabbard 2018-07-19 [Now]

Why Union Support Matters In The Hawaii Governor’s Race 2018-07-13 [Honolulu Civil Beat]

Hawaii AT&T workers say company urged them to use unethical tactics — and then fired them 2018-06-24 [HI News Now]

Should Hawaii Hotels Help Their Workers Buy Homes? 2018-06-19 [Honolulu Civil Beat]

The not-so-sweet story of how Filipino workers tried to take on Big Sugar in Hawaii 2018-05-31 [Timeline]

United Airlines Resists Honolulu Worker Effort To Unionize 2018-05-21 [Civil Beat]

Hyatt Centric Waikiki Hotel workers vote yes to unionize 2018-04-05 [KITV]

Honolulu police chief defends reassignment of union leaders 2018-03-17 [SFChronicle]

Lowest-paid workers lose at Legislature — again 2018-03-10 [TGI]

Support the freedom of people to join labor unions 2018-03-05 [Maui News]

Looming Supreme Court Case Could Weaken Unions 2018-02-28 [Honolulu Civil Beat]

In an era of #MeToo, hotel workers union eyes panic buttons for housekeepers 2018-02-13 [Hawaii News]

Workers picket Hawaii hotel after concierge jobs outsourced 2018-01-28 [The National Post]

Royal Hawaiian concierge workers strike ahead of subcontract 2018-01-27 [KITV]

Thousands of Pearl Harbor shipyard face furloughs amid shutdown 2018-01-22 [News Now]

Golf Channel cameramen walk out on coverage amid Sony Open 2018-01-15 [The Star-Advertiser]

Union workers get more than $1 million after being underpaid for years 2017-12-23 [KHON]

63 Waikiki hotel workers walk off job for 1-day strike 2017-10-21 [News&Observer]

This month in labour history

1-02-1864 The Collar Laundry Union was formed in New York, the first women's union in US history, led by Kate Mullany. Over the next few years the women increase their wages from $2 to $14 a week. [more]

4-02-1924 IWW members took on the Ku Klux Klan, patrolling the streets of Greenville, Maine, after the KKK tried to threaten IWW union organisers: “We are going to stick, and if the Klan wants to start something, the IWW are going to finish it” [more]

4-02-1869 IWW and SPUSA leader Big Bill Haywood is born in Salt Lake City, Utah. [more]

4-02-1919 The General Strike Committee meets in Seattle, and makes preparations for an all-out labour stoppage [more]

5-02-1913 17-year-old Ida Braiman is shot dead by a contractor during the garment workers' strike in Rochester, NY. [more]

6-02-1919 A total of 60,000 of Seattle's population of 315,000 join the general strike on its first day [more]

8-02-1919 Workers in Butte, Montana responded to a dollar per day wage cut by launching a general strike. To prevent disunity, workers formed a Workers and Soldiers Council to conduct the strike. [more]

11-02-1937 The 6 week-long sit-down strike at General Motors in Flint Michigan ends as GM agrees to recognize the UAW. [more]

12-02-1968 Sanitation workers in Memphis begin a strike for recognition. During this strike Martin Luther King Jr is murdered [more]

12-02-1968 The Memphis sanitation strike by African-American workers began in protest against mistreatment, discrimination, dangerous working conditions, and the recent deaths of two workers. They held out until April and won. [more]

13-02-1913 82-year-old labour activist Mother Jones was arrested in West Virginia for supporting a coal miners strike. Convicted in a military court she was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Pardoned after serving 85 days. [more]

14-02-1818 Frederick Douglass is born into slavery in Maryland. He will go on to become a titanic figure in the struggle against slavery, and in favour of universal suffrage and women's rights. [more]

14-02-1936 Goodyear workers in Ohio strike. They defy union orders to leave the plant & resist 150 sheriff's deputies. Threatening a general strike if a vigilante army was used, they won after a month. [more]

15-02-1913 A strike of rubber workers in #Akron organised by @_IWW union grew to 3,500 strikers. Earlier that month 300 workers at Firestone walked out and were eventually joined by 20K others but police violence & repression forced them to end it. [more]

18-02-1935 Tens of thousands of New Yorkers were stranded by a wildcat strike of elevator operators in the city. [more]

19-02-1866 The first union in Mississippi was created by African-American washerwomen. [more]

19-02-1986 The Farm Labourers Organizing Committee wins recognition at Campbell's Soup farms after years of struggle [more]

20-02-1919 The Elaine massacre took place in Arkansas. After black farm workers tried to organise for better pay, hundreds of African-Americans were murdered and tortured by white racists and security forces [more]

23-02-1910 Workers at the soon to be infamous Triangle Shirtwaist factory decided to end their five month long strike. They had won higher wages and reduced hours but failed to get union recognition. [more]

24-02-1944 320 men, mostly African-Americans were killed in explosion at the Port Chicago naval base. 50 African-American servicemen who then protested against unsafe conditions were court-martialed and sentenced to 8-15 years hard labour. [more]

24-02-1939 US Supreme Court ruled sitdown strikes illegal. [more]

27-02-1881 African-American laundresses in Atlanta, Georgia, went on strike and were successful in raising wages and establishing a union. [more]

27-02-1939 Supreme Court rules that sit-down strikes violate property owners' rights and are therefore illegal. [more]