Two major storms, a historic hotel-worker strike, floods, and active lava flows – through all that happened in Hawai‘i’s tempestuous 2018, one thing held fast: Hotels thrived. According to a hotel performance report released Friday by the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, annual revenue for Hawai‘i’s hotels increased from 2017 to 2018 by 4.6 percent, to a total of $4.36 billion last … [Read more...] about Hawai‘i Hotel Revenue Climbs Despite Turbulent Year – Do We Get A Cut?
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I was a four-year old the last time Sheraton Maui employees went on strike. Back in 1990, I barely knew what was going on. I remember clinging to my mom’s denim jeans as she and other housekeeping aunties walked around a circle carrying signs mounted on wooden sticks. I don’t remember much else from that time, but I could tell that what my mom and her coworkers were doing was … [Read more...] about The People United Will Never Be Defeated: Why the Sheraton Strike matters for all of Maui’s workers
Maybe you’ve been in this position: You’re at work, and a co-worker gripes about a supervisor. Then the conversation takes an ugly turn: “I can’t believe they get paid $[fill in the blank] to boss us around...” It’s a risky bit of gossip, but it happens. Workplaces can be trying, and when it feels like stress isn’t distributed or rewarded equally, anxiety mutates into … [Read more...] about CEO to Worker Pay Discrepancies: A look at how the ultra-wealthy embrace income inequality