HONOLULU -- Union representatives of workers at the Hilton Hawaiian
Village and the four Sheraton hotels in Waikiki on July 22
scheduled a strike vote for Aug. 13.
The move establishes a deadline for progress in contract talks
between union and hotel management representatives, which have been
under way since April.
The union, Local 5 of the Hotel Employees and Restaurant
Employees, represents some 1,500 workers at the Hilton Hawaiian
Village and about 2,500 workers at the Sheraton Waikiki, Sheraton
Moana Surfrider, Royal Hawaiian and Princess Kaiulani.
The last strike by the local was in 1990, according to Jason
Ward, research analyst; the last strike vote was only last