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Today's news - Hawaii

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]

UNITE HERE Local 5 Union Workers Strike at Ilikai Hotel after Aqua-Aston Hospitality Refuses to Settle a Fair Contract 2017-10-20 [Biz Wire]

Hawaii Considers Radical Idea to Make Life in Paradise a Little Easier 2017-07-25 [Mother Jones]

 VIDEO Honolulu Airport workers threaten OSHA complaint over construction dust issues 2017-07-06 [Hawaii News Now]

Union for some Matson workers threatens to strike over labor dispute 2017-06-27 [Hawaii News Now]

United CEO assures shareholders at meeting; workers protest 2017-05-26 [Hawaii News Now]

Maui AT&T workers join strike 2017-05-22 [Maui News ]

Hundreds of pro-union demonstrators take part in Workers March 2017-05-02 [KITV]

NLRB Affirms That Hotel Illegally Stunted Union Push 2017-04-12 [Law360]

Hawaii bill would ban licenses for some foreign fishermen 2017-02-23 [news1130]

Foreign workers may be catching seafood illegally 2017-02-12 [Deseret News]

Public employee benefits rise 5 times faster than in private sector 2017-02-05 [Sat Press Releases]

Bill would give sex workers legal rights 2017-02-04 [Associated Press]

ILWU Petition Helps Maui Bulk Sugar Workers 2016-12-24 [Maui Now]

Labor of Love Brings $62K in Improvements to Maui’s Wailuku Elementary 2016-09-25 [Maui Now]

Lawmakers promise reform for confined fishermen 2016-09-20 [Albany Times Union]

State investigating possible illegal misclassification activity at Waikiki condo-hotel 2016-08-31 [Pacific Biz Jrnl]

Labor dispute involving Maui hospitals is resolved 2016-08-13 [Albany Times Union]

Union Representing Tribune-Herald Employees Files Labor Charge 2016-05-10 [Big Island Now]

Unions Can't Stop HI Hospital Privatization 2016-02-12 [Courthouse News Service]

10 Kauai agribusiness workers taken to hospital after exposure to pesticide 2016-01-24 [Honolulu Star Advertiser]

Police Union Asks State To Stop Kauai Body Camera Use 2016-01-20 [Civil Beat]

Labor officials say contractors at Ala Moana Center's Ewa wing violated state labor laws 2015-11-14 [Pacific Biz Journal]

NLRB schedules hearing for Aqua-Aston Hospitality on charges of unfair labor practice 2015-11-04 [Pacific Biz Journal]

Kauai police union may file complaint over body cameras 2015-11-02 [West Hawaii Today]

Members of Masons Union go on strike due to contract dispute 2015-09-24 [Hawaii News Now]

State Workers Fight Hospital Privatizations 2015-08-11 [Courthouse News Service]

Workers' union sues to halt privatization of Maui hospitals 2015-08-08 [Hawaii News]

Workers' union sues to stop privatization of Maui hospitals 2015-08-07 [The Star-Advertizer]

Turtle Bay union deal bars hotel conversions 2015-07-18 [The Star-Advertizer]

Kaiser union workers stage rally over failed contract talks 2015-07-16 [Star Advertiser]

Unite Here files unfair labor charges Aston Waikiki Beach and Hotel Renew 2015-04-22 [Star Advertiser]

Kaiser Strike: Day 1 2015-02-03 [Unite Here Local 5 ]

Kaiser Local 5 members to move forward with strike 2015-02-02 [Unite Here Local 5]

Kaiser Permanente union workers begin 6-day strike 2015-02-02 [Khon 2]

Fire union says city breaking contract, wasting tax money 2015-01-16 [Hawaii News Now]

Union files class-action lawsuit against Honolulu over trash hauling 2015-01-06 [Pacific Biz News]

Gov Abercrombie signs 2-yr labor contract for UH faculty 2014-11-04 [Star Advertiser]

Workers Fight Kaiser Pension Take-Away 2014-10-29 [Counter Punch]

 VIDEO Federal firefighters union says hirings put community at risk 2014-09-27 [KHON]

NLRB rejects Hyatt employees claim of unfair labor practices by local union 2014-07-03 [Star Advertiser]

Workers complain of scabies infections at Kahi Mohala 2014-06-19 [News Now]

Lawmakers debate minimum wage hike 2014-03-19 [Times Union]

Labor union takes on Beachbody employment model 2014-03-18 [Star Advertiser]

This month in labour history

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]

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]

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]

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

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