Local 5 rejects compensation increase offer from Kyo-Ya
Kyo-ya claims the latest offer that was denied would have given employees an increase in combined wages, no changes to benefits for all active employees and retirees, plus a workload reduction for housekeepers.
HONOLULU - Monday marks 41 days that Local 5 has been on strike against Marriott hotels.
The organization managing the hotels, Kyo-ya Hotels and Resorts, said their latest offer to Local 5 has been rejected -- keeping their employees out of work.
"We are extremely disappointed that Local 5 leadership rejected our latest offer which would have been the largest increase in compensation for any of the striking markets nationwide," the company said in a statement.
Although the union says the offer was not enough for residents in the Aloha State.
Local 5 released this statement, "Union workers were disappointed that the employer declined to offer enough money for the wage increases and benefits that workers need to make one job enough to live in Hawaii," said Local 5 in
Kyo-ya claims the latest offer would have given employees an increase in combined wages, no changes to benefits for all active employees and retirees, plus a workload reduction for housekeepers.
"A true settlement offer is one that looks at the true cost of living and working in Hawaii and brings us toward the goal of all workers: One Job Should Be Enough," Local 5 said in a statement.
Both Kyo-ya and Local 5 have agreed to meet again on November 26th.