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Hawaii health care workers on edge as outbreak hits home 2020-03-07 [HI News Now]

Bill Would Protect Workers Allowed to Use Medical Pot 2020-02-24 [USNews]

Airline catering workers rally for increased wages, benefits 2020-02-16 [Pacific Biz News]

Union Workers Rally at Honolulu Airport in Hawaii 2020-01-18 [ETN]

Food service strike continues into third and final day at airport 2019-12-23 [KITV]

Honolulu Airport Food Service Workers On Strike 2019-12-21 [Civil Beat]

Local 5 food service workers at HNL Airport on strike 2019-12-20 [KHON]

Honolulu Council OKs Requiring Union Labor For City Projects Over $2 Million 2019-10-11 [Honolulu Civil Beat]

Union alleges private security firm owes airport workers nearly $1M 2019-10-11 [HI News Now]

Labor union seeks $1M in back pay 2019-10-11 [Garden Island]

Honolulu council passes union construction bill 2019-10-10 [Pacific Biz News]

Union workers rally at the Modern Honolulu hotel 2019-09-18 [Star Advertiser]

One of four charged in IBEW conspiracy pleads guilty 2019-09-04 [KHON]

Union airline catering workers threaten strike on Oahu and Maui 2019-06-22 [Star Advertiser]

Union airline catering workers threaten strike on Oahu and Maui 2019-06-20 [Star Advertiser]

Hotel workers union reaches tentative deal with Hilton Hawaiian Village 2019-05-28 [Hawaii News Now]

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]

This month in labour history

10-04-1930 Dolores Huerta, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

11-04-1974 United Mine Workers President W. A. “Tony” Boyle is found guilty of first-degree murder, for ordering the 1969 assassination of union reformer Joseph A. “Jock” Yablonski. Yablonski, his wife and daughter were murdered on December 30, 1969. [more]

11-04-1934 Frank Norman is murdered by the Ku Klux Klan for organising citrus workers irrespective of their race. [more]

14-04-1939 'The Grapes of Wrath', John Steinbeck's classic novel about itinerant labor, strikes and the Great Depression, is published. [more]

15-04-1973 housands of members of the United Farm Workers union walked out on strike. They were battling the Teamsters union over the right to represent farm workers. The dispute ended with victory for the UFW. [more]

15-04-1916 The newspaper of the Industrial Workers of the World union announced the formation of its Domestic Workers Union in Denver. [more]

15-04-1889 Birth of labour and civil rights leader A. Phillip Randolph [more]

16-04-1970 A white foreman at a Chrysler plant in Detroit threatened to murder a black worker. When the worker complained Chrysler sacked him. 1,000 workers, white and black, walked out on strike in protest until management backed down. [more]

17-04-1944 Members of the militant machinists' union Lodge 68 in San Francisco began an overtime ban in pursuance of a new contract. They ended up fighting the employer, the government and even the Communist Party. [more]

20-04-1914 As many as 25 miners and family members, including women and children, are massacred by company guards during a strike in Ludlow, Colorado. [more]

21-04-1894 A nationwide strike of coal miners against pay cuts began. 145,000 miners walked out, and despite violent repression and facing starvation they held out for weeks and won some concessions. [more]

21-04-1920 The Anaconda Road massacre took place in Butte, Montana, when mine guards employed by the Anaconda company shot 17 striking miners, killing one. All were shot in the back as they tried to flee. No one was charged for the killing. [more]

21-04-1967 New York Governor Rockefeller signs the Taylor Law, allowing unions in the public sector, but banning strikes. [more]

24-04-1999 The ILWU halts shipping on the West Coast in solidarity with Mumia Abu-Jamal. [more]