Good jobs mean decent wages, full family medical benefits, and a guaranteed pension. If Kaiser takes away their workers’ guaranteed pensions, these workers will lose at least $1200/month when they retire at age 65. $1200 is more than just a number: it’s food on the table, caring for your family, putting a roof over your head. Getting old shouldn’t hurt!
Host Lisa Grandinetti speaks to Farrington High students Leimomi and Jhannahlyn about their work on the “Summer of Power” campaign to elect Joli Tokusato to City Council
The people of Hawai’i are tired of “politics as usual.” But electing the same people in office over and over again won’t change anything. AiKea thinks it’s time for a change. For years, we’ve been building our political power by electing people who will truly represent Hawaii’s working people.
We’re tired of politicians who represent corporate greed and not Hawaii’s needs. That’s why we are electing Someone Like Us: Joli Tokusato, a hotel worker at the Ilikai, for Honolulu City Council.
Good jobs mean decent wages, full family medical benefits, and a guaranteed pension. If Kaiser Permanente takes away their workers’ guaranteed pensions, these workers will lose at least $1200/month when they retire at age 65. $1200 is more than just a number: it’s food on the table, caring for your family, putting a roof over your head. Getting old shouldn’t hurt!
(Honolulu Civil Beat) – By Anita Hofschneider. Every weekday for 22 years, Emie Cabanilla woke up early to catch the bus from her home in Kalihi to the Ilikai Hotel where she worked as a housekeeper. The commute involved three buses, two transfers and nearly an hour and a half each way. Her job wasn’t easy: scrubbing floors and cleaning sheets as she made up as many as seven rooms each day. But now, the 57-year-old Cabanilla misses her work.
AiKea is organizing the community and City Hall to pass Bill 16, which would protect our good local jobs in Hawai’i.
(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.
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!
(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 Authority, which oversees the roughly 600-acre Kakaako Community Development District, to address long-standing infrastructure and carrying-capacity concerns.