The strike authorization comes after weeks of negotiations with Hilton for a contract covering 1,700 Hilton Hawaiian Village hotel workers. Workers complain that the company is not yet addressing key issues specific to the hotel.
Desiree Hee, a member from Hilton Hawaiian Village Accounting department voted yes to strike: “I voted yes because I’m tired of technology and automation combining our jobs—meaning one person doing more than one type of work. We lost so many positions already. Technology is inevitable but we want to make sure that our jobs are secured.”