HONOLULU -- A strike by hotel workers at five Honolulu hotels could
happen as early as Sept. 4, according to the Hotel Employees and
Restaurant Employees Union, which said negotiations with hotels are
not going well.
Both sides are making preparations for a strike: Local 5, which
represents 4,000 workers, opened a strike headquarters office and
Starwood Hotels this week opened a communications center for the
media specifically for labor negotiation information.
Starwood properties in labor talks include the Sheraton Waikiki,
The Royal Hawaiian, Sheraton Moana Surfrider and Sheraton Princess
Kaiulani. The strike could also affect the Hilton Hawaiian