During a union inspection of The Modern Honolulu hotel, inspectors observed dirty linens and trash left in the hallway in front of guest rooms. At the time of the inspection, the hotel was not offering guests daily housekeeping or even timeshare-style mid-week cleaning (The hotel is in the midst of a timeshare conversion).  

A union inspection on March 11, 2021 of The Laylow hotel identified some COVID protocol issues. At the front desk, a Plexiglas barrier was in place between customers and workers but  the hotel employees themselves were working next to each other side by side with no barrier dividing their work spaces.   There were no…

During a union inspection of the Sheraton Waikiki on April 2, 2021, inspectors observed full trash bags, and stained microwaves and used plastic ware in the hotel guest floor.  The union and its hotel workers have been fighting for a safe return to work as Hawaii tourism numbers rebound from the COVID pandemic. Photos: Union…

Video: Sheraton Waikiki hotel worker, March 11, 2021 A Sheraton Waikiki hotel worker who wished to speak publicly about the demand for daily housekeeping and the recall of workers.  She asked for her identity to remain hidden.

Hotel workers at the Hilton Hawaiian Village continue to suffer from layoffs and reduced work, even as recent photos showed dead birds in the eaves of the currently closed Hilton’s Rainbow Lanai restaurant. The Hilton Hawaiian Village sits on 22 acres of land with 4,000 rooms and eight towers!  UNITE HERE Local 5 calls on…

At the Duke’s Waikiki restaurant located in the hotel, the non-union bartenders working at the bar were face to face with mask-less guests eating, drinking and talking at the bar. While the guests themselves were separated by Plexiglas, there was no Plexiglas barriers protecting the workers from guests not wearing masks. Local 5 union inspectors…

When you check in at your hotel, you may be asked to opt out of daily room cleaning. For every day you opt out of daily room cleaning, your hotel housekeeper won’t get paid to clean your room. Wouldn’t you like your room cleaned every day? SAY YES TO DAILY ROOM CLEANING Saying YES to…

Hotels have a major role to play in stopping the spread of COVID-19. They act as gathering places where people from communities all over the world go to sleep, eat, meet, shop, and work. It is important to guests, workers, and communities across Hawaii that our hotels take decisive action to mitigate COVID-related health risks.…