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Thu. 10/19 – Union Day of Action

Thursday, October 19, 2017 4:00p – 6:00p The Ilikai Hotel (1777 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96815) Now, more than ever, it’s time for working people to take a stand—and stand together. UNITE HERE will be mobilizing more than 20,000 members in 20 cities across the U.S. & Canada to show that standing together in […]

Tell Councilmember Pine to schedule Res. 17-52 for hearing

If you live in Honolulu Councilmember Kymberly Pine‘s district (Ewa, Ewa Beach, Kapolei, Makakilo, Kalaeloa, Honokai Hale, Ko Olina, Nanakuli, Waianae, Makaha, Keeau, Makua, Maili), we need your help! Call and leave a message for your Councilmember, Kymberly Pine, and tell her to schedule Res. 17-52 for hearing: 768-5001. Here is a sample script for your message […]

Testimony needed: Oppose the next Manaolana development

Remember the Manaolana Place luxury condo-hotel that City Council approved last fall? The same developers’ next big project is scheduled for a public hearing on Wednesday, June 28 at 10:30a at the Mission Memorial Building – Conference Room (550 South King Street, Honolulu, Hawaii). If approved, a 444-unit condo-hotel will be built on Kapiolani Blvd. […]

AiKea Academy 3 starts June 28

AiKea Academy 3 is a 10-week organizing program that will equip you with the skills needed to organize your neighborhood, build power, and create real change. Wednesdays at 5pm starting June 28 UNITE HERE Local 5 (1516 S King St) Every Wednesday at 5pm, there will be a 3-4 hour training session (see below). Participants […]

Take action: SB704 is in conference committee

SB704 (Airbnb’s bad bill) will have a conference committee hearing next Monday, April 24 at 1:00p at the Hawaii State Capitol (Conference Room 423). We need you to contact the conferees ASAP. Tell them to OPPOSE SB704, Airbnb’s bad bill, to protect our affordable housing. You can email them quickly and easily by filling out […]

Sat. 4/8: The Power of Unions: Making Economic Justice a Reality

Saturday, April 8, 2017 12:00p – 5:00p UNITE HERE Local 5 (1516 S King St. Honolulu, HI 96826) Our next AiKea training will cover unions and their role in the fight for economic justice, and why we organize. We will end the training with an action for worker justice. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP […]

Submit testimony to SUPPORT Res. 17-52

The City Council’s Zoning & Housing Committee is hearing Res. 17-52, which would help the County rein in the growing number of illegal vacation rental operations. The hearing is on Thursday, April 6 at 9:00a at the Honolulu Hale Committee Meeting Room. Currently, there are an estimated 33,000 homes being used as vacation rentals in […]

Call to action: SB704 should NOT be scheduled for hearing

As we said in an earlier update, the House Committee on Tourism gutted & replaced SB704 with language from the bad Airbnb bill. SB704 originally would have created a working group that would study the impact of vacation rentals on our communities. Now SB704 SD2 HD1 is the same bad Airbnb bill that fails to […]

Update on HB1471 and SB704 (bills re: Airbnb)

Good news: Chair Wakai & the Senate Committees passed HB1471 with amendments that move us in the right direction to regulate Airbnb and protect our affordable housing. Bad news: the House Committee on Tourism gutted & replaced SB704 with language from the bad Airbnb bill. Call your State Representative & let them know that you […]

Testimony needed: OPPOSE HB1471

HB1471 HD3, Airbnb’s bad bill, is scheduled for a joint hearing with the Economic Development, Tourism, and Technology (ETT) Committee and the Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs (PSA) Committee next Wednesday, March 22 at 2:45p (Hawaii State Capitol, Conference Room 414). There are an estimated 33,000 homes today being used as vacation rentals in […]