Workers Strike at Hilton Hawaiian Village

Workers at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki launched a five-day strike on Thursday over a contract dispute.

According to the Associated Press, the job action at the largest resort in Hawaii (3,600 rooms and 1,500 union members, including housekeepers and food service workers) began at 4 a.m. when members of Unite Here Local 5 walked off the job. The union issued a statement that said the strike was in protest of Hilton's efforts "to lock workers into cheap recession contracts."

In response, the hotel posted a letter to guests in the lobby and elevators that said management was bargaining in good faith with the union, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported. The guests were told hotel-run restaurants were closed and room service and valet parking would not be available. Housekeeping services were also interrupted, and guests were told where they could pick up extra towels.

Read more

Suggested Articles:

The Tourism Authority of Thailand and Avanti have launched a joint campaign to help advisors inspire FIT clients to plan a 2021 getaway. Read more.

Seven shows at MGM Grand, Luxor and Excalibur will take to the stage beginning November 6. Here's what you need to know.

Uniworld has contracted Danish company CleanCoat A/S to employ its ACT CleanCoat solution across all ships. Learn more here.