One Job Should Be Enough

One job should be enough.

Copyright David Bacon

Enough to live in Hawai’i, to keep up with the cost of living.
Enough to raise our families.
Enough for us to retire with dignity.

Hawaii’s #1 industry is tourism, and the industry is experiencing record high visitor arrivals and spending, hotel sales, and room rates. The hotel industry profits from jobs that aren’t enough. They cut our hours. They cut our service. They make our lives even harder.

This year, 10,000 Hawai‘i workers have union contracts expiring, and most of them work in the tourism industry. They will be fighting for job security, affordable housing, and better working conditions.

We have had enough. One job should be enough.

What you can do

Learn more about the One Job Should Be Enough campaign by visiting onejob.org.

When a contract expires, or workers are not under a contract, hotel workers may choose to strike, picket, or take other actions that could impact your travel. Sign up for travel alerts here.

Marriott is the largest and richest hotel company on the planet, earning $22.9 Billion in revenue in 2017. Marriott is not the only hotel company that profits from providing jobs that are not enough to live on, but they are uniquely positioned to lead. Sign a pledge to support Marriott hotel workers: as an individual, or as an organization.

Affordable Housing for all

The median price of a Hawai’i home is $778,000. Honolulu workers need to make $39/hour to afford a 2-bedroom rental.

Many factors lead to the housing crisis, and AiKea is working on addressing a number of them:

The rise of illegal vacation rentals on websites like Airbnb

The onslaught of new development that isn’t truly affordable

There are a number of new development projects that we are following that are not building enough affordable housing and/or not building truly affordable housing. This includes:

  • Sky Ala Moana (developer: Avalon)
  • Hawaii Ocean Plaza (developer: California Investment Regional Center)