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Ep. 3 – First Stop: City Hall

AiKea is organizing the community and City Hall to pass Bill 16, which would protect our good local jobs in Hawai’i. Watch the full episode on the ‘Olelo website.

A rally for the rest of us

(Hawaii Independent) – By Will Caron. Thursday’s “People Not Profits” rally brought together grassroots organizations lobbying on a variety of issues, all unified by the message that our government should serve the people, not corporations and developers.

Ep. 2 – Good Jobs for Everyone: Hawai’i Can!

Ilikai Hotel. Turtle Bay Resort. Kaiser Permanente. Workers at three seemingly different places are facing issues that are all part of a larger problem: corporations are putting profits over people. It’s time to provide good jobs for everyone. Hawai’i Can! Watch the full episode on the ‘Olelo website.

No place for green space

(Honolulu Star-Advertiser) – By Christine Donnelly. Groups such as Kakaako United, Friends of Kewalos, the Aikea Movement, the Save Our Kakaako Coalition and others are coalescing, rallying around core goals such as protecting makai land from residential development, demanding more affordable housing and parks in the mauka sector, and calling for the Hawaii Community Development […]

Cynicism in Hawai’i

(Ka Leo) – By Lisa Grandinetti. The AiKea Movement is a movement of working people, across different issues and communities, uniting to take back Hawai‘i’s future from big money. Hawai‘i’s people must stand in solidarity with one another because they will not win their battles individually. When we divide our communities and distract ourselves from […]

What a Real Minimum Wage Budget Looks Like in Hawaii

(Hawai’i Appleseed Center for Law & Economic Justice) – When the McDonald’s minimum wage budget first made the news, we knew that it didn’t quite reflect the realities of minimum wage workers in Hawaii. So we did some research and number crunching to see how different reality is from the McDonald’s one (click here to […]

Mayor Caldwell’s #AskKirk Twitter Town Hall Grabs Attention, Offers Answers

(Honolulu Civil Beat) – By Gene Park. In response to a question by the AiKea Movement, an activist group that works to stop the conversion of hotel rooms into condominium units, the mayor conveyed his pro-development perspective when it comes to Honolulu… However, questions surrounding Turtle Bay Resort went unanswered, perhaps because the city is […]

The Legislative Attack on American Wages and Labor Standards, 2011–2012

(Economic Policy Institute) – By Gordon Lafer. This report provides a broad overview of the attack on wages, labor standards, and workplace protections as it has been advanced in state legislatures across the country. Specifically, the report seeks to illuminate the agenda to undermine wages and labor standards being advanced for non-union Americans in order […]

Fast Food, Poverty Wages

(University of California, Berkeley, Center for Labor Research and Education and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Urban & Regional Planning) – By Sylvia Allegretto, Marc Doussard, Dave Graham-Squire, Ken Jacobs, Dan Thompson and Jeremy Thompson. Nearly three-quarters (73 percent) of enrollments in America’s major public benefits programs are from working families. But […]