HB1850 is sitting on Governor Ige’s desk, waiting to be signed into law or vetoed. We’ve been mailing batches of postcards to Gov. Ige daily, signed by community members urging the Governor to veto HB1850. If you haven’t done so already, tell Gov. Ige to VETO HB1850. Contact him: 586-0034 or [email protected]. You may also […]
AiKea attended Filipino Fiesta. They held an action in front of the Aston Waikiki Beach, along the fiesta”s parade route, to stand with the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel and Hotel Renew workers who are fighting for a fair process to decide whether to unionize. Many of these hotel workers are of Filipino descent. Hundreds signed […]
We learned that yesterday afternoon, Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel houseman Sonny Ragunjan was called in for a meeting with the general manager and was denied a coworker representative. He’s been questioned before about his Union activities. Workers at Aston should not be intimidated for supporting the Union. So AiKea organizers went to the Aston Waikiki […]
In honor of International Workers Day, we invited Royal Hawaiian housekeeper Lourdes Maquera and Mililani High School teacher Amy Perruso discuss why workers today still work over 8 hours a day. Hear more about their campaigns around work hours and workload. Watch the full episode on the ‘Olelo website.
AiKea UH organizers rallied for better student housing and more accountability from the administration. On average, a UH student pays $800 a month for their dorm. Yet their dorms are unsanitary and are infested with pests and mold. They are calling on the administration to revise their student housing contract to ensure that students’ living […]
We’re sad to report that HB1850 passed final reading in the State Legislature. 14 senators voted yes on HB1850 and 11 senators voted no. 28 representatives voted yes on HB1850, 2 voted yes with reservations, and 19 representatives voted no. You can view how each legislator voted below. Note that all of the representatives and […]
To commemorate International Labor Day (May 1), we marched through Waikiki in solidarity with the Aston Waikiki Beach and Hotel Renew workers who are fighting for a fair process to decide whether to unionize. Our AiKea high school students were one of the many groups who marched through Waikiki for International Labor Day. Students from […]
UNITE HERE Local 5 has published a new report that shows that illegal vacation rentals have a negative impact on our affordable housing, our economy, and our neighborhoods. Read the full report here. We also have a tri-fold pamphlet that summarizes the main points of the report.