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'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]

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]

This month in labour history

2-10-2007 Starbucks Workers Union baristas at an outlet in East Grand Rapids, Mich., organized by the Wobblies, win their grievances after the National Labor Relations Board cites the company for labor law violations, including threats against union activists. [more]

3-10-1932 The state militia is called in after 164 high school students in Kincaid, Ill., go on strike when the school board buys coal from the scab Peabody Coal Co. [more]

9-10-2003 Chicago sanitation workers end a nine-day strike, winning a 28% pay rise. [more]

9-10-1888 United Hebrew Trades founded in New York by socialist shirt-maker Morris Hillquit. [more]

10-10-1933 Pixley, CA: 18,000 cotton workers strike & ultimately win a pay raise; 4 workers killed during the strike. [more]

10-10-1933 Four workers are killed by cotton growers during a strike in Pixley, California. [more]

11-10-1873 The Miners’ National Association is formed in Youngstown, Ohio, with the goal of uniting all miners, regardless of skill or ethnic background. [more]

12-10-1898 The Battle of Virden massacre takes place in Illinois, as striking United Mine Workers fight scabs & guards. 11 killed. [more]

13-10-1934 American Federation of Labor votes to boycott German good to protest Nazi policies. [more]

15-10-1914 President Woodrow Wilson signs the Clayton Antitrust Act, often referred to as "Labor’s Magna Carta,"establishing that unions are not conspiracies under the law. [more]

16-10-1859 John Brown leads anti-slavery raid on Harper's Ferry. [more]

17-10-1939 Labor activist Warren Billings is released from California's Folsom Prison. Along with Thomas J. Mooney, Billings had been pardoned for a 1916 conviction stemming from a bomb explosion during a San Francisco Preparedness Day parade. [more]

18-10-1927 IWW Colorado Mine strike; first time all coal fields are out. [more]

18-10-1648 Shoemakers & coopers in Boston form guilds, first American workers orgs, though they focus on work quality not work conditions. [more]

19-10-1980 The J.P. Stevens textile company is forced to sign its first union contract after a 17-year struggle in North Carolina and other southern states. [more]

20-10-1926 Eugene V. Debs, leading American Socialist and trade unionist, dies. [more]

21-10-1902 In the United States, a five-month strike by United Mine Workers ends. [more]

22-10-1887 John Reed, the author of Ten Days That Shook the World, is born. [more]

22-10-1981 The US Federal Labor Relations Authority votes to decertify the Air Traffic Controllers Organization for its previous strike. [more]

24-10-1892 Black & white teamsters, salesmen & packers strike in New Orleans. Quickly turns into general strike for 10hr work day. [more]

25-10-1934 Strike by 23,000 silk dye workers in Paterson, NJ. [more]

25-10-2011 Workers at Bonus Car Wash in Santa Monica, CA, win a union contract for pay rises & improved benefits after a 2 year struggle. [more]

25-10-1949 Longshore workers in Hawaii win a strike for pay parity with their colleagues on the mainland. [more]

27-10-1951 The National Negro Labor Council is formed in Cincinnati to unite black workers in the struggle for full economic, political and social equality. [more]

30-10-1986 Ed Meese, attorney general in the Ronald Reagan administration, urges employers to begin spying on workers "in locker rooms, parking lots, shipping and mail room areas and even the nearby taverns" to try to catch them using drugs. [more]

31-10-1891 Tennessee sends in leased convict laborers to break a coal miners strike in Anderson County. The miners revolted, burned the stockades, and sent the captured convicts by train back to Knoxville [more]