We stand for healthy communities that are economically sustainable and put people before profit. A healthy community recognizes workers’ rights to organize and bargain collectively. Workers earn a living wage under safe working conditions and have a collective voice in their workplaces in an environment free from threats, fear and violence.
Mutual respect in the workplace fosters labor equity. Our unions empower workers, build generations of strong communities, sustain businesses, and strengthen local economies.
—Excerpt on Jobs / Economy from the AiKea platform, ratified on May 19, 2012
Our latest campaign calls for an end to hotels converting their rooms into condominiums. Learn more about our call to keep good, secure jobs in Hawai’i and how you can get involved.
Kaiser Permanente Hawaii is trying to take away their workers’ guaranteed pensions. Local 5 members who work for Kaiser will lose at least $1200/month when they retire at age 65, if Kaiser takes away their pension. $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!
Our minimum wage has been stuck at $7.25 per hour since 2007, while the cost of basic expenses such as food, utilities, and gasoline continues to rise. Find out about our campaign to raise minimum wage to $10.10 per hour and ways you can take action.