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?
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
October is Filipino-American History Month, and that means more than just competing in the annual balut eating contest. On Oct. 1, Mayor Arakawa, the County of Maui, and the Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce kicked off the month by raising the Filipino flag at the county building. Several restaurants provided food for the public in attendance, which was just a preview of the … [Read more...] about Recognize Filipino-American History Month by supporting Sheraton Maui workers on strike