Hotel workers at Hilton Hawaiian Village ratify new contract
Hotel workers at the largest Hilton resort in the world ratified a new contract Wednesday.
More than 2,000 employees at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort represented by the Unite Here Local 5 union voted in favor of the agreement reached back in May.
Benefits in the contract include wage increases, better medical coverage and retirement.
"This helps us a lot to sustain our family. That we're making sure there's a roof over our heads. You know, we can pay our bills. We can pay our cars. This is just like enough for us to pay our bills, that makes one job should be enough for us," Hilton Hawaiian housekeeper Cristina Fernandez said.
Hilton employees have been working without a contract for the past 13 months and they voted to authorize a strike back in April.