HONOLULU -- Hawaii hotel workers voted to authorize a strike at
Waikiki hotels if negotiations for a new contract aren't
successful, the Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees Local 5
in Hawaii said.
Major issues include increased workloads and lack of job
security for the union's 6,000 members, Eric Gill, the union's
financial secretary, told Travel Weekly.
He said the strike authorization covers workers at Hilton
Hawaiian Village, Royal Hawaiian, Sheraton Waikiki, Sheraton
Princess Kaiulani, and the Moana Surfrider.
Gill said union negotiators would meet with management for talks
on Aug. 22 and 23, so any strike would come after those dates.