Sakadas (Filipino plantation workers) arrived in Hawai‘i 100 years ago. Hawaii’s plantation economy was built on their struggle and sacrifice.Today, tourism has replaced plantations. Like the sakadas, many Aston Waikiki Beach and Hotel Renew workers are of Filipino descent. They continue our fight.
Over 100 workers and community members rallied in support of these workers who are fighting for a fair process to decide whether to unionize.