Local 5 member Rodney Nakashima gives us an update on HB 642 / SB 588, which would have required hotel employers and others to hire back the workers they laid off before looking outside for new workers. Unfortunately, the Hawai’i House and Senate killed both bills.

On Monday January 25, 2021, the Hawaii Legislature introduced worker recall legislation. If passed, it would require hotel employers and others to hire back the workers they laid off before looking outside for new workers. Over 670,000 workers nationwide were furloughed or laid off last year because of the closures and cutbacks caused by the…