Business Report: 6/15/16 - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Business Report: 6/15/16

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

As Local 5 and the Aston Waikiki trade charges about unionization efforts, something new is expected today - we're told a class action suit will be filed on behalf of a worker who charges that housekeeping staff were told to clock in after they had actually started working. Attorney Jim Bickerton plans to give details today.

An old friend is back in the saddle again. George Applegate, the longtime head of the Big Island Visitors Bureau until he retired three years ago, has signed on with Island Air as its Hawaii County representative. Island Air's five daily roundtrips to Kona began yesterday.

Virgin America has launched service between LAX and Maui. The first flight was yesterday. Virgin announced the plans before Alaska Airlines concluded its agreement to acquire Virgin, which is still on track assuming no attempt by federal regulators to block it.

AAs Local 5 and the Aston Waikiki trade charges about unionization efforts, something new is expected today - we're told a class action suit will be filed on behalf of a worker who charges that housekeeping staff were told to clock in after they had actually started working. Attorney Jim Bickerton plans to give details today.

An old friend is back in the saddle again. George Applegate, the longtime head of the Big Island Visitors Bureau until he retired three years ago, has signed on with Island Air as its Hawaii County representative. Island Air's five daily roundtrips to Kona began yesterday.

Virgin America has launched service between LAX and Maui. The first flight was yesterday. Virgin announced the plans before Alaska Airlines concluded its agreement to acquire Virgin, which is still on track assuming no attempt by federal regulators to block it.

Several reports by different organizations about the evacuation of the Kapaa Shore Resort because of Legionnaire's Disease. Several reports, especially early ones, said two people had it but left it open whether they got it from the resort. But a Kapaa Shore statement specifies that the bacteria were found in two rooms.

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