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Union protests at Waikiki hotels center around timeshare issues 2019-05-18 [Star Advertizer]

HI hotel will lay off 78 employees in planned closure 2019-05-06 [Garden Island]

Local 5 hotel workers vote in favor to authorize strike 2019-04-27 [KHON]

HI leads the nation in union membership 2019-03-24 [Garden Island]

News UNITE HERE Local 5 members at Hilton Hawaiian Village rally Friday 2019-03-09 [KITV 4 ABC]

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]

This month in labour history

1-05-1896 Between 300,000 to half a million workers went on strike and rallies were held throughout the United States, with the cry, "Eight-hour day with no cut in pay". [more]

2-05-1843 "Mill girls" – overwhelmingly female textile workers – walked out on strike in Massachusetts for better conditions. [more]

2-05-1968 4,000 workers in the Hamtramck auto plant in Detroit walked out against speed up. Several black strikers met in a bar opposite and founded the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement to organise black workers. [more]

4-05-1886 A bomb is thrown during a demonstration against police violence in Haymarket Square, Chicago. The ensuing police riot and trials of anarchists, known as the Haymarket affair, eventually give birth to May Day as international workers' day. [more]

5-05-1886 Nine striking workers are shot dead by the National Guard at the Rolling Mills Steel Factory in Bay View, Milwaukee [more]

6-05-1935 The Works Progress Administration is established by executive order - it will provide work for millions of Americans. [more]

6-05-1937 Four hundred tobacco workers, earning just $3 per week, stage a walkout in Richmond, Virginia [more]

7-05-1912 New York City waiters and waitresses walked out on strike [more]

8-05-1926 A. Philip Randolph founds the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. [more]

9-05-1913 The garment workers strike at Cohoes could become an international incident after it emerges that Italian migrant workers are being forced to break the strike. [more]

11-05-1894 Three thousands Pullman railroad workers in Chicago begin a wildcat strike. [more]

12-05-1902 John Mitchell of the UMWA cals for a national strike, beginning the Anthracite Coal Strike which will last five months. [more]

13-05-1893 Western Federation of Miners formed in Butte, Montana. [more]

13-05-1980 Douglas Fraser of the UAW becomes the first union representative on the board a major US corporation after Chystler's stockholders vote him on. [more]

15-05-1946 489 city workers in Rochester, NY were sacked for organising a union. They protested the next day, and sympathy strikes began, growing to a general strike, when bosses caved and reinstated the sacked workers. [more]

15-05-1935 Folk singer, labor organiser and IWW member Utah Phillips is born. [more]

16-05-1934 Minneapolis Teamsters went on strike, shutting down almost all commercial transport in the city. The dispute lasted over three months, ending with most of the workers’ demands being met in a landmark win. [more]

17-05-1946 The US govt seized the nation's railroads to stop a nationwide strike. Workers walked out anyway and only the President's threat to draft the strikers and call up the army to run the railroads forced them back to work. [more]

18-05-1928 "Big Bill" Haywood, former mineworker and founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World revolutionary union, dies in Moscow. [more]

19-05-1920 A gun battle between the people of Matewan and Baldwin Felts detectives leaves ten people dead. [more]

21-05-1945 The US government took over the bituminous coal mines to try to break a six-week miners' strike. The miners held out, forcing the govt to grant workers' demands which had been unacceptable to the operators. [more]

22-05-1942 In Cleveland the Steelworkers Organizing Committee voted to become a union: the United Steelworkers of America [more]

25-05-1946 President Truman comes within three minutes of drafting the nation's railroad workers into the army to suppress a proposed strike, but the union leaders and employers settle just before the presiden't ultimatum comes into effect. [more]

26-05-1937 UAW organisers are attacked and beaten by Ford security men in Dearborn, Michigan, in an incident which greatly increases support for the union. [more]

28-05-1946 Workers in Rochester, New York, stage a successful one day general strike for the right to form unions. [more]

29-05-1990 The Justice for Janitors strike of ISS cleaners in Los Angeles begins. [more]

29-05-1941 Disney Studios animators in LA strike for union recognition. 16 were fired. [more]

29-05-1946 The Rochester general strike ended after just one day with victory for the workers. They won reinstatement for hundreds of city workers who had been sacked for forming a union, dropping of all charges, and recognition of the union. [more]

30-05-1937 Ten workers are shot dead by Chicago police during a strike at the Republic Steel Mill. [more]

31-05-1921 The Sacco and Vanzetti trial begins in Dedham, Massachusetts. [more]